Veronica Gorrie drew on her lived experience as a Gunai/Kurnai woman and former police officer for her book Black and Blue: A Memoir of Racism and Resilience (Scribe Publications). Through her sharp wit and engaging storytelling, she takes us on her journey as an Aboriginal person who joined the white, male-dominated Queensland police.
Elizabeth Flann’s Beware of Dogs won the Banjo Prize for Fiction in 2019. It’s a carefully crafted cross-genre tale open to multiple readings: a contemporary castaway’s ordeal, a crime suspense story, a correlative of a psychological escape endeavour, and an exemplar of urbanised humanity’s need for the natural environment.
Frock (or suit) up and join us for an à la carte dinner as we present Sisters in Crime’s annual Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women published in 2020. Proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication This year, our guest is Debra Oswald, award-winning playwright, screenwriter …
Journalist and daughter Nina and her mother Denise Young courageously relate their very personal journeys in their dual memoir My Father the Murderer (Penguin), while in The Husband Poisoner (Hachette), award winning true crime researcher and author Tanya Bretherton, investigates a post World War II crime wave of wives using rat poison to kill their husbands, and others. Both of of these true stories of crime revolve around family.