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Crime Fiction


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Maybe Australia’s convict past is to blame, but we can’t seem to get enough of crime fiction – we love reading it and we’re really good at writing it. Join us for a night of whodunnits, unexpected twists and vignettes from the seedy, sometimes inscrutable underbelly of the human psyche. And drinks!

Make like CSI and enhance your Monday with this criminally talented clutch of writers from both sides of the law: Emma Viskic, J.M. Green, Anna Snoekstra and Laura Woollett.


Laura Woollett

Laura Elizabeth Woollett is a Melbourne-based author. Her short story collection The Love of a Bad Man (2016) was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction and the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction in 2017. Her latest novel, Beautiful Revolutionary (2018), follo... Read more

Emma Viskic

Emma Viskic’s critically acclaimed Caleb Zelic series has been published world-wide. Resurrection Bay won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction and an unprecedented three Davitt Awards. It was shortlisted for the UK’s prestigious Gold Dagger and New Blood Awards and the USA’s Barry Award... Read more

Anna Snoekstra

Anna Snoekstra is Melbourne-based novelist, and the author of Only Daughter – her debut book, published by Harlequin MIRA and optioned for film by Universal Pictures. After finishing university, Anna wrote for independent films and fringe theatre, and directed music videos. During this t... Read more

J.M. Green

J. M. Green is the author of Good Money, the first crime-noir novel featuring social worker Stella Hardy. It was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Green studied professional writing at RMIT. Her work has appeared in Overland and received an h... Read more


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