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Sea Change or Tree Change?: crime moves to the coast and country

Book tickets Sisters in Crime convenor and author Janice Simpson puts three crime authors under the spotlight – Leigh Straw, Sarah Bailey and Dorothy Johnston – to explore what happens when crime (fiction) shifts to the coast or country: to Fremantle, the fictional NSW country town of Smithson and Queenscliff, respectively. Leigh Straw is a …

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Nordic Noir: the new cool

Book tickets Over the past decade, the icy winds of Nordic noir have swept through the worlds of crime fiction, feature film and television drama. The mood (gloomy and bleak) and look (dark and grim) combined with compelling narratives, strong female characters and the distinctive landscapes of Scandinavia have attracted huge numbers of devotees globally. …

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Garret Podcast: Carmel Bird on how she recognises a good idea

Occasional crime writer Carmel Bird’s first short story collection appeared in 1976, and she has published steadily ever since. She won the Patrick White Award in 2016 for her lifetime contribution to Australian literature. Her latest book is Family Skeleton, launched by Sisters in Crime convenor, Lindy Cameron, in 2016. This contribution includes three works shortlisted for …

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Historical Novels Society of Australasia – 2017 Melbourne Conference

This celebration of the historical fiction genre will showcase over 60 speakers discussing inspiration, writing craft, research, publishing pathways and personal histories. Featured speakers include  Sisters in Crime members Kerry Greenwood,  Sophie Masson, and Sulari Gentill,  plus  ‘brother-in-law’ Robert Gott, Kate Forsyth,  Deborah Challinor, Juliet Marillier, Arnold Zable,  Anne Gracie and Lucy Treloar. Opening night …

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Making a hit with the Leone Scamarcio series: Q&A with Nadia Dalbuono

Robyn Walton, co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, interviewed Nadia Dalbuono, about her Leone Scamarcio series – The Few (2014), The American (2015), and The Hit (2016), all published by Scribe. Thanks for taking our questions, Nadia. Within three years you’ve produced three “Leone Scamarcio thrillers”, to borrow your publisher’s terminology. With a fourth Scamarcio …

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