Murder Monday: Nicki Greenberg

Sisters in Crime is thrilled to announce the resumption of Murder Mondays after a five-month break. Our new presenter is Jacq Ellem, bibliophile, copywriter, occasional broadcaster, award-winning podcaster, and a member of the new Tasmanian chapter. This time round, our guest author is Nicki Greenberg who won Sisters in Crime’s 22nd Davitt Award for Best Children’s Novel for The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel (Affirm Press).

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The Detective’s Guide to Ocean Travel might be Nicki’s first foray into crime and mystery but she has a long and much-awarded record when it comes to writing. Her first books, The Digits series, were published when she was only fifteen years old! Nicki subsequently spent ten years disguised as a lawyer, while maintaining a not-so-secret Other Life as a comics artist and children’s book author.

In 2008, her innovative graphic adaptation of The Great Gatsby was selected as a White Raven at the Bologna Book Fair. You then went on to tackle Hamlet in a lavish 425-page ‘staging on the page’. Hamlet was joint winner of the 2011 Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year award.

Nicki’s second book in her new series is The Detective’s Guide to Paris, coming out in July.

When she is not making books, Nicki is crocheting bizarre sea creatures! More info here.

Murder Monday interviews are available on Sisters in Crime’s YouTube channel at 6 pm once a month on a Monday.