Tag Archives: Leigh Redhead

SheKilda 3…where a criminally good time was had by all

This post is based on an article that appeared on the Sisters in Crime Australia website, with editorial comments as noted. Sisters in Crime celebrated its 25th birthday in style at SheKilda3: One-day Crime Spree at St Kilda Town Hall … Continue reading

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Crime Scenes: a new anthology of short Oz crime fiction

After diligently blogging my way through Thailand between December 2015 and the start of the year, it’s taken nearly a month after returning home to catch my breath for long enough to post again. My excuse, if you need one, … Continue reading

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The Goddess of Tartan Noir

It was my great pleasure to interview the “Goddess of Tartan Noir” (we all agreed “Queen” was just too, well, royalist) Val McDermid during her recent visit to Melbourne at an event hosted by Sisters in Crime Australia in collaboration with Melbourne’s … Continue reading

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Video: Dicks vs Dames

Ballarat Writers Inc has released the video of the great debate, Dicks vs Dames, held at the Death in July Festival in collaboration with Sisters in Crime Australia. Arguing that men write better crime fiction than women are Vikki Petraitis, Leigh Redhead … Continue reading

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Death in July wrap up

I’m still on a high following Death in July. That sounds so wrong, but it feels so right. This inaugural festival to celebrate Australian women’s crime fiction in Ballarat, a collaboration between Sisters in Crime and Ballarat Writers was by all … Continue reading

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More on Death in July

Death in July: Festival of women’s crime writing Christina Bulbrook This article first appeared in Lip, 1 July 2014 Women’s crime writing has come a long way, but it hasn’t been smooth sailing. Like walking in high heels, there have … Continue reading

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Festival: Death in July

Next weekend I head to Ballarat for Death in July: A Festival of Women’s Crime Writing. A collaboration between Sisters in Crime Australia and Ballarat Writers Inc, Death in July is a celebration of Australian women’s crime writing designed to get the blood pumping despite … Continue reading

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Sisters in Crime: Across all worlds

I am very excited to be part of Sisters in Crime: Across all worlds, a panel discussion to be chaired by one of my favourite Australian crime writers Leigh Redhead, this Friday 19 July 2013. I’ll be sharing the panel with … Continue reading

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Crime & Justice Festival 2012 debrief: Part 2

Further to Part 1 of my debrief on the Crime & Justice Festival 2012,  on Saturday afternoon Rochelle Jackson interviewed Ian Rankin, Shane Maloney and Stuart Littlemore about their protagonists, John Rebus, Murray Whelan and Harry Curry respectively, on a panel called … Continue reading

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Crime & Justice Festival 2012 debrief: Part 1

For three days last week, a stretch of Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD between Swanston and Russell Streets was transformed into a literary precinct, a string of new venues hosting the return of the Reader’s Feast Crime and Justice Festival. … Continue reading

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