History Repeats: 2019 Historical Novel Society Australasia Conference

A major event celebrating writers and readers of historical fiction will be take place on 25-27 October 2019 at the historic Parramatta campus of Western Sydney University. The weekend of interviews, panels, discussions and historical weapons re-enactments will be a celebration of all forms of the genre. Historical crime writers, Janet Lee, Catherine Jinks, Pip …

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Domestic noir goes bush@8pm Friday 27 September, Rising Sun Hotel

Kylie Kaden, Petronella McGovern and Felicity McLean will talk to Karina Kilmore-Barrymore  on Friday 27 September at South Melbourne’s Rising Sun Hotel about how home and family can be a cauldron for crime, bringing with it abductions, incarcerations, infidelity and missing children – even in the apparent safety of small rural and coastal towns. Come along early and …

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True Crime Mysteries: Misadventure in Little Lon – MIGW Launch Event

The world’s first true crime augmented reality (AR) mobile game True Crime Mysteries: Misadventure in Little Lon, is launching on  Sunday 6 October as part of Melbourne International Games Week. Created by Victorian husband and wife team Andy Yong and Emma Ramsay from studio 10Tickles, it propels players through iconic locations in Melbourne’s CBD to solve a historic mystery; …

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Women crime writers clean up at the Ned Kelly awards

Breaking news from Jason Steger,  The Age Literary editor, re the Ned Kelly Awards presented by the Australian Crime Writers Association on Friday 6 September. Women writers have made a killing at the Ned Kelly crime-writing awards, taking out all three prizes for the first time. The Neds were presented on Friday as part of BAD: Sydney …

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Sisters@Brisbane Writers Festival – 5-8 September 2019

Sisters in Crime authors Caroline de Costa and M J  Tjia will be speaking on a Brisbane Writers Festival panel, together with Meera Atkison, on Saturday 7 September, 1pm –  Crime fiction & #metoo Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland https://bwf.org.au/2019/brisbane-writers-festival/crime-fiction-and-hashmetoo Also speaking at the festival are crime writers Chole Hooper,  Lili Wilkison, Ginger Gorman, …

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BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival: Friday 6 – Sunday 8 September

BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival just got a whole lot badder this year. It has events with Val McDermid, Candice Fox, Sue Turnbull,  Sulari Gentill, Emily Maguire, Aoife Clifford, Catherine du Peloux Menagé, Suzie Miller, Bri Lee, Hilary Bonney, Nicole Abadee, Susan Hurley, Katherine Kovacic, Felicity McLean, Caroline Overington, Suzanne Leal, Jacyln Moriarty, Nicola Moriarty,  Xanthé Mallett, Ava Benny-Morrison, …

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True Crime Sunday with Vikki Petraitis

What better way to an arvo: True Crime Sunday Vikki Petraitis talking about her life of true crime writing True Crime writer Vikki Petraitis will take you down the mean streets in an afternoon presentation of real Australian crime. The best-selling author of 14 books will talk about two of them: The Frankston Murders and …

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Become a Partner in Crime for the 19th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime Australia is appealing to members and supporters to donate towards its 19th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women.  (Click here to donate,) This year, a record 127 crime books are in contention for the awards, due to be presented at a gala dinner on Saturday 31 August, 6.30 for …

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“I Like My Subjects Dead”: Joanne Drayton

The biographer and the detective are not as far apart as you might imagine. This analogy has been made before, and there are much less generous ones. Famously, commentator, Janet Malcolm, likened the biographer to an ‘eavesdropper’, a ‘voyeur’, a ‘snoop’. Some times what I do feels uneasily close to these transgressive manifestations. Not literally, …

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The power of the podcast – Rachael Brown

Rachael Brown was one of the crime writers who spoke at Hitlist on 3 July, the Wheeler Centre event about the current state of crime writing. Serial Davitt winner Emma Viskic compered the session which also included fellow Sister in Crime, Sulari Gentill, plus, Laura Elizabeth Woollett, Garry Disher, and Mark Brandi. I want to …

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