Tag Archives: Crime and Justice Festival

Crime in church (not what you’re thinking)

As someone who never enters a church these days unless it’s for a funeral, I’m unusually excited at the prospect of appearing both in a church and convent in the forthcoming week. This weekend I’m in the Baptist Church at … Continue reading

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Crime & Justice Festival 2010 wrap-up 1

The past two weeks of furious swotting, email volleys and coffee meetings paid off on Saturday when both panels I chaired at the Crime & Justice Festival went off without a hitch. Sadly, Peter Temple was not so lucky, forced … Continue reading

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Gunshot Road

Emily Tempest is back in Gunshot Road, the follow up to Adrian Hyland’s  award-winning debut novel Diamond Dove. Described in the book’s blurb as ‘small, black, snaky as a taipan’s tooth’, Emily has reluctantly joined the Northern Territory Police as an … Continue reading

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A Few Right Thinking Men

One of the reasons I keep putting up my hand to facilitate at the Crime and Justice Festival is that it introduces me to some great books and makes me prioritise reading over watching DVDs — and even writing fiction … Continue reading

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Questions for Garry Disher

I’m delighted to have been given the task of interviewing Garry Disher at next month’s Crime and Justice Festival at the Abbotsford Convent, at 2 pm on Sat 17 July in The Refectory entitled ‘Garry Disher – A Master at … Continue reading

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Crime & Justice Festival de-brief 2009

I enjoyed the 2009 Crime & Justice Festival even more than last year’s. The crowds were bigger, the venue warmer, and it helped not being jet-lagged for the duration. I was facilitating panels rather than being a panelist this year, … Continue reading

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Congratulations Christos

Congratulations to Christos Tsiolkas, friend and mentor, who last month won the 2009 Commonwealth Writers Prize, an award wholeheartedly deserved by this talented and generous man for his 2008 novel The Slap. Despite recently winning an international prize and signing television … Continue reading

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Crime & Justice Festival de-brief

I had a great time as a presenter and participant at last weekend’s inaugural Reader’s Feast Crime and Justice Festival at the old Abbotsford Convent. A First Offence: The first panel I participated in was at 10am on a chilly … Continue reading

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Crime and Justice Festival Program

The Crime and Justice festival program was released yesterday and to my surprise, I am appearing on three panels. All sessions are in a space called ‘The Refectory’ (which sounds ecclesiastical): Saturday 19 July, 10am – A First Offence: Crime and … Continue reading

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Crime and Justice Festival

From The Age, 31 May 2008 Does crime-writing pay? The newest writing festival in Melbourne – Reader’s Feast Crime and Justice – is blessed with several patrons: international champion of crime fiction, Ian Rankin; international social justice patron, Irish human-rights … Continue reading

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