Tag Archives: Robert Gott

St Kilda Writers Festival 2022

It’s been a long time coming, but after multiple Covid cancellations, the St Kilda Writers Festival is happening late-May. Sisters in Crime Australia is a festival partner and thanks to them, I’ve got a number of choice gigs and I’m … Continue reading

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Yarra Valley Writers Festival

The inaugural Yarra Valley Writers Festival was broadcast online last weekend and, as Festival Director Brook Powell put it so eloquently in her opening remarks, ‘No, it’s not the same, but it is of the moment.’ While I missed not … Continue reading

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Yarra Valley Writers Festival online

We’ve been in lockdown due to COVID-19 for over a month now in Australia. My partner and I are working from home. My daughter is doing her high school classes from home (my brother, a teacher, reminds me not to … Continue reading

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2019 Literary Events In Review

Inspired by a tweet from my friend and fellow author Lee Kofman, I thought I’d tally up my literary events for 2019 in the interests of record keeping. I haven’t included events I attended primarily as part of my day … Continue reading

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Bad Diaries Salon: First

I was fit to burst with excitement when author Jenny Ackland (Little Gods) recently invited me to be part of a Bad Diaries Salon in Geelong next month. Bad Diaries Salon was established by Jenny in mid-2017 with a call … Continue reading

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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 & Justice Festival 2014

The Crime & Justice Festival at Readers Feast Bookstore, now in it’s seventh year, is unique in bringing commentators and practitioners in the field of justice, together with crime writers, to explore the big issues of the day. I participated … Continue reading

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Crime & Justice Festival 2014

The seventh Crime & Justice Festival will take place at Readers Feast Bookstore in Melbourne on 15-16 November 2014. As Readers Feast General Manager Mary Dalmau points out, the festival is ‘the only one of its kind in the world’ … 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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My year of reading 2013

I was asked for a three-book ‘best of’ list and summer reading list for a feature  in The Melbourne Review, with the stipulation that all books had to be released in 2013. (Quite by chance, the three were laid out … Continue reading

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