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Fiona Hardy talks Crime Book Covers over at Readings
From The Rap Sheet - funny / sad / funny / groan
Interesting article in the Spectator from P.D. James "Remembering the gentlemanly world of Lord Peter Wimsey and Albert Campion"
The Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize for Young Indigenous Writers has been announced
Thanks to everybody who participated in our Membership Competitions - we are now really happy to announce the winners.
Your chance to check out the competition entries and vote for your favourites.
Just received - for any of our Crime Writer members who have an interest in Ned Kelly... but more direct from Caroline below!
The Centre for Science Communication at the University of Otago is looking for writers of crime fiction to participate in an online anonymous survey looking at their attitude toward the forensic science they include in their novels and the potential effects of it.
For the entire month of November we are running a membership drive with lots of great competitions. Sign up and enter and you’re in the running for exciting prizes that include:
Andrew Nette writes a thought-provoking piece... "I’ve been thinking a lot about the media’s treatment of Read’s death. "
Goodreads: Where readers and authors battle it out in an online “Lord of the Flies” - Goodreads' utopian dream just collided with the reality of social media and gatekeeper-free self-publishing from
In August, as part of the BYRON BAY WRITERS FESTIVAL the ACWA will be releasing our first publication IF I TELL YOU, I'LL HAVE TO KILL YOU, published by Allen & Unwin. Crime fiction is the single most popular genre in international publishing and Australia has some of the finest practitioners when it comes to walking the mean streets and nailing the bad guys.
Geoffrey McGeachin's superior crime thriller about likable larrikin detective Charlie Berlin took the prize for best fiction at the Neddies
Fairfax Media's Linda Morris talks to Zane Lovitt about his award winning book The Midnight Promise
ACWA congratulations all of the 2013 Ned Kelly Award Winners announced tonight at the Brisbane Writers Festival
Also, if you're a fan of Leonard's inimitable style this New Yorker piece hits the right notes
He had simple rules for writing, but chief among them was to tell a good story....
Podcast of Interview with Michael, Tara and Shane talking about If I Tell You... I Have to Kill You
The shortlist for the 2013 Sandra Harvey Short Story Award has now been posted.
Join in the fun of the Ned Kelly Awards and enter to win a set of the three winning books - 1 from each of the categories.