Tag Archives: Zane Lovitt

Crime writing & Festivals Part 1

When people ask, ‘How are you?’ I try not to respond with, ‘Busy.’ For me, ‘busy’ is what American novelist and teacher John Gardner calls a ‘feeble abstraction’ that ‘says almost nothing’. Gardner exhorts us to tell our stories in … Continue reading

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Newcastle Writers Festival 2016 beckons…

The fourth annual Newcastle Writers Festival is happening on 1-3 April 2016, and I am thrilled to be part of it. My partner in life and crime fiction, Andrew Nette, and I were initially invited to the festival to be … 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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Ned Kelly Awards 2013

Geoffrey McGeachin has won the 2013 Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction for Blackwattle Creek (Penguin), the sequel to The Diggers Rest Hotel, which won the same award in 2011. The award for Best First Fiction was won by Zane Lovitt … Continue reading

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Favourite reads of 2012

It’s that listing time of year, a time when I like to collect my thoughts, and those of others, too, in list form. Bookstores and websites are full of ‘best of’ lists by genre and I thought I’d get in … Continue reading

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