The Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime Australia’s annual Davitt Awards will take place on Friday 2 November 2007. Named in honour of Ellen Davitt who wrote Australia’s first mystery novel Force and Fraud in 1865, the Davitts are awarded to Australian women crime writers published in Australia in the previous year in the categories:

  • Best adult novel
  • Best young fiction
  • Best true crime
  • Readers’ Choice

Behind the Night Bazaar is eligible this year in the best adult crime novel category, although I am not holding my breath as I’m up against a swathe of better known, more established and talented writers than me such as Kerry Greenwood, Linda Jaivin and PD Martin, to name a few. Still, the awards night should be fun. It’s being sponsored by the Victoria Police Museum, with Walkley Award winning journalist Estelle Blackburn presenting. To be part of the action, see the events page on the SinC website.

Finally, a note of thanks to Damien Gay for the post ‘Angela Savage Reflects’ on his Crime Down Under website, in which he totally gets my previous post, ‘Reflected glory’. Now to dig out those photos of me with Kerry Greenwood, Linda Jaivin and PD Martin…


About Angela Savage

Angela Savage is a Melbourne-based crime writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. Her first novel, Behind the Night Bazaar won the 2004 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. She is a winner of the Scarlet Stiletto Award and has thrice been shortlisted for Ned Kelly awards. Her third novel, The Dying Beach, was also shortlisted for the 2014 Davitt Award. Angela teaches writing and is currently studying for her PhD in Creative Writing at Monash University.
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