Crime & Justice Festival 2012

It is fitting that Ian Rankin is headlining this year’s Crime & Justice Festival, harking as he does from Edinburgh, the first UNESCO City of Literature. With Reader’s Feast Bookstore now operating from their chic premises on Collins Street, the Crime & Justice Festival moves to various CBD locations in Melbourne, the second City of Literature to be designated.

I’m excited to be appearing at this year’s Crime & Justice Festival as both a chair and panellist. While the full program will be published in The Age next Saturday 27 October, here’s a sneak preview of the sessions I’m involved in — note I’m quoting from my advance copy of the program.

Sat 17 Nov, 2pm
Ladies of the Night – Women and Crime
Crime and Justice attendees will be in for a real treat as some of the finest female crime writers currently writing in Australia compare notes. Session features Felicity Young, Kerry Greenwood, Leigh Redhead, and, as participating chair, Angela Savage.

Sun 18 Nov, 4pm
Hard Labour
Looking at the current state of crime writing in Australia will be Garry Disher, Leigh Redhead and Angela Savage. Session chaired by Andrew Nette.

Saturday’s event will be held at The Collins Street Baptist Church as is only fitting for a session called ‘Ladies of the Night’. Expect confessions but don’t count on any conversions if I know this crowd.

Sunday’s session will be held at the Reader’s Feast Bookstore at 162 Collins Street and guaranteed to be riveting.

For full program details, watch this space.

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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 Her first novel, Behind the Night Bazaar won the 2004 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript.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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6 Responses to Crime & Justice Festival 2012

  1. Angela – Looks fantastic! I wish I could be there and I sure hope you’ll post about how the sessions went.

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    • angelasavage says:

      Thanks Margot. I will post a de-brief after the event. The Crime & Justice Festival brings together a unique mix of legal, justice and human rights speakers together with crime fiction writers. One of my favourite events in the crime writing calendar.

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  2. kathy d. says:

    Those Nov. 17 and 18 panels sound fascinating, and so does the entire Crime & Justice Festival. Can’t wait for the de-briefs.

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  3. L.A. Larkin says:

    Heard it was a riot! Hope you had fun x

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