Author Archives: Angela Savage

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 Her first novel, Behind the Night Bazaar won the 2004 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript.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.

Adelaide Writers Week 2018

One of the perks of my role as Director at Writers Victoria is the annual meeting of writers’ centre directors from around Australia, which takes place in Adelaide just prior to the start of Adelaide Writers’ Week, part of the … Continue reading

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Reading Bingo 2017

I’m back for another round of Reading Bingo, a framework for reflecting on what I read this year. It was a strange year for me reading-wise, dominated in the first two-thirds by reading for my PhD (which I wrote about … Continue reading


The months fly by…

This year has been an eventful one for me; it’s hard to believe five months have gone by since my last blog post. But as the year draws to a close, I’ve finally made time to note a few recent … Continue reading


Emerging Writers’ Festival

Originally posted on Melanie Cheng:
Last month I had the privilege of speaking at the opening night of the Emerging Writers’ Festival. This is a transcript of my speech. Thank you Izzy and congratulations Christian, you have a wonderful ride…


Crime writing workshop on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula

A quick update to spread the word that I’ll be running a full-day workshop on crime fiction writing as part of the Arcadian Workshops program on Monday 24 July 2017 from 10am-4pm at Wallington on Victoria’s beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. Here’s … Continue reading

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National Writers Conference: Murder They Wrote

Melbourne’s annual Emerging Writers Festival (EWF) takes place next month, and I have the great pleasure and privilege of chairing a panel at the EWF centrepiece, the National Writers Conference. As the EWF website puts it, ‘the National Writers’ Conference … Continue reading


What I’m reading

I was recently asked to contribute a post to Meanjin blog Spike, where authors write about what we are reading. It’s worth checking out the series. For my part, it’s all about the PhD at the moment (four months and … Continue reading