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There will be a wake for Peter Corris in Glebe on Sunday 16th September.
Peter Corris has died in Sydney at the age of 76. Everyone at ACWA is deeply saddened at the news.
Booktopia has been named NSW Business of the Year in the 2018 Telstra Business Awards.
The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) announced the winners of the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards at a packed event at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival on 26 August. This prestigious award celebrates the best of Australian crime fiction and true crime.
Some of Australia’s best crime fiction authors, hottest new talent and a diverse range of true crime authors have been shortlisted in this year’s Ned Kelly Awards.
The second Sydney Crime Writers Festival will open with bank robber and prison escapee Carl Synnerdahl, who in the 1970s fooled Fred Hollows – and the NSW justice system – into believing he was blind. The film Hoodwink is based on his memoirs.
This year’s longlist for the Ned Kelly Awards announced by the Australian Crime Writers Association celebrates the novels of well established crime writers and talented newcomers.
2018 S.D. Harvey Award Announcement
The Australian Crime Writers Association, its members and the crime writing community worldwide were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Peter Temple.
By Craig Sisterson, former Ned Kelly Awards judge and founder of the Ngaio Marsh Awards
ASA Crime Writing workshop with Barry Maitland
Submissions to the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards are now open (with the S.D. Harvey's to be announced as soon as possible).
Announcing the Winners of the 2017 New England Thunderbolt Prizes for Crime Writing
An audio adaptation of Alan Carter’s crime novel Prime Cut has been shortlisted for a BBC Audio Drama Award while lead actor Andrew Leung has been nominated for Best Debut Performance.
Nambucca Valley Writers Group invites entries in its So Bad It’s Good Writing Competition.
The César Egido Serrano Foundation launches the V International Flash Fiction Competition.
Given Australia's insatiable appetite for true crime on the screen, as well as in print and podcasting, you might expect police to be frustrated with how their work is portrayed.
The 2017 Ned Kelly Awards Tribute to the great Peter Corris.
Announcement: 2017 Ned Kelly Award Winners
Announcement: 2017 S.D. Harvey Award Shortlist