Tag Archives: Sisters in Crime Australia

Where’s Angela?

Around the middle of each year, I put together what I call ‘The Spreadsheet of Doom’ in an effort to organise my calendar of literary and cultural events. This year didn’t look too bad, with only 30 or so commitments … 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 writing & Festivals Part 2

The third weekend in November presents me with an embarrassment of riches. Friday, I’m in Geelong for the annual Word For Word Non-Fiction Festival, and Saturday in St Kilda for the Sisters in Crime Australia SheKilda 3: One Day Crime … Continue reading

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Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2015

I was thrilled to learn that TJ (Trish) Hamilton, whom I met at GenreCon in Brisbane last month, last night took home the coveted Scarlet Stiletto trophy. Below is the press release from Sisters in Crime Australia. T.J. Hamilton, a cop-turned-crime … Continue reading

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WA writer strikes gold in 21st Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Awards

Reproduced from the Sisters in Crime Australia website. Media release by Carmel Shute Judith Bridge (centre), a Perth-based short story writer, singer, songwriter, playwright and actor has won the HarperCollins First Prize ($1500) in Sisters in Crime Australia’s 21th Scarlet … Continue reading

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Scarlet Stiletto Awards shortlist 2014

I’m thrilled to share news that my short story, ‘The Elephant Thief’, has been shortlisted by Sisters in Crime Australia for the 2014 Scarlet Stiletto Awards. It’s the third time I’ve entered a story in the Scarlet Stiletto Awards. First time around was 1998, … 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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Val Down Under: Talking with the Queen of Tartan Noir

Media release from the Sisters in Crime Australia website Tartan Noir Queen Val McDermid will be in wild and wonderful conversation with Australian crime author, Angela Savage, about her latest psychological thriller, The Skeleton Road, at Melbourne’s Comedy Club, 6 … Continue reading

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Davitt Awards 2014 shortlist

Sisters in Crime Australia yesterday announced its shortlist for its 14th Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women, and I was thrilled to learn that The Dying Beach made this year’s shortlist for Best Adult Novel. It’s the first time a novel of … 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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