Tag Archives: Ned Kelly Awards

The secret is (almost) out

The Australian Crime Writers’ Association has released a teaser for its new publication, irresistibly entitled, If I Tell You…I’ll Have To Kill You: Australia’s Leading Crime Writers Reveal Their Secrets. This collection of musings on writing crime and crime writing is described by … Continue reading

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Review: Blackwattle Creek

There’s an embarrassment of riches on my reading pile at the moment, but when Geoffrey McGeachin’s new novel Blackwattle Creek arrived in the mail, it went straight to the top. I had to know what had happened to Charlie Berlin, the … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Wendy James

Wendy James’ fifth book The Mistake was released to critical acclaim in March this year. Her first novel, Out of the Silence, won the 2006 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Book, making her one of only five women to … 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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