Yep, I’m sitting here in my Brisbane loungeroom while mere continents away, PD James is being honoured with a veteran award, the Crime Novel of the Year is being announced, and thousands of crime writers and readers are generally festivalling like mad.
It’s just not right! I should be there!
The freak nature/nurture confluence that moulded this dedicated crime fic tragic instilled in me, from a tender age, a deep compulsion to know everything there is to know about my home genre. And there’s only so much of that goal I can achieve from my wi-fied microsuede bullet-proof couch.
But look! It’s Sisters in Crime to the rescue!
Australian and international crime writers will gather in Melbourne for SheKilda Again on 7-9 October.
The Plot: To celebrate women’s crime writing on the page and screen and bring a collective critical eye to the field.
The Motive: To mark the 20th anniversary of Sisters in Crime Australia Inc by a 500-strong gathering that brings together women writers, true crime practitioners and those who enjoy women’s crime writing.
Oh happy, happy days. My tribe is gathering, and I am SO there.