The convention will involve all leading Australian women crime novelists (there are dozens of names, I couldn’t pick out just a few to highlight) together with true-crime writers, screen-writers, producers, booksellers, publishers, lawyers, judges, police, forensic specialists, journalists, librarians, academics, critics and (mostly) readers and viewers. It will discuss and analyse books, film and television shows, law and justice issues, new trends and critical issues of the genre. International guests will include Margie Orford (South Africa), Shamini Flint (Singapore) and Vanda Symon (New Zealand).
The convention includes a launch of the Scarlet Stiletto: The Second Cut (the latest volume of award winning stories from the Scarlet Stiletto short story competition) and a ceremony for the 11th Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women.
When: 7-9 October, 2011
Where: Rydges Hotel, Swanson Street, Carlton, Victoria
Sadly neither of your Fair Dinkum correspondents can make it to Melbourne that weekend but if any of our readers attend events feel free to send us your thoughts/reviews/pictures of writers in compromising situations for publication (or blackmail) purposes 🙂
Hopefully we’ll be able to keep up with the big news via twitter (following @SheKilda would be a good start)