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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