Tag Archives: Lindy Cameron

The Red Shoe

Last night I had a wonderful dream that my short story ‘The Teardrop Tattoos’ won the Sisters in Crime 18th Scarlet Stiletto Awards. Then I woke up and found on my kitchen table a scarlet stiletto mounted on a perspex … Continue reading

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Accounting for taste

At the risk of never eating lunch in this town again or at least not making invitation lists for future Davitt Awards and Stella Prize, I’m going to weigh into the debate about gender bias in Australian crime writing awards recently … Continue reading

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SheKilda all right

A couple of things struck me–fortunately neither a blunt object nor a stiletto–at the SheKilda Australian Women’s Crime Convention in Melbourne last weekend. So many women, including distinguished and established writers, talked about their fears and doubts when it came … Continue reading

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SheKilda Again

In 2001, the Sisters in Crime Australia celebrated their tenth anniversary by holding the country’s first crime convention in the St Kilda Town Hall in Melbourne; hence the name, SheKilda. Rumour has it the SheKilda organising committee took a decade … Continue reading

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Listed alongside serious talent: Any chance it’s contagious?

I’ll be appearing on a panel at the Wheeler Centre on Thurs 22 September together with Kerry Greenwood, Lindy Cameron and the deliciously named Honey Brown ahead of She Kilda 2011, the Australian Women Crime Writers’ Convention, to discuss why there’s such an appetite for women’s crime writing. … Continue reading

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Ned Kelly Awards winners & grinners

This morning came news Ned Kelly’s 130 year old remains had been identified at the old Pentridge Prison site. Only hours earlier I was celebrating the Australian crime fiction awards named his honour. I felt very close to Ned. Really. … Continue reading

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Mothers Day treasures

OK, so I know it’s all a capitalist ploy, but I’m exploiting the occasion of Mothers Day to share a few treasures. I figure I can get away with it given my forthcoming novel is called The Half-Child. First up, the … Continue reading

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