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9 August 2010
Melbourne Writers Festival, Aug 27 - Sep 5
I'm not going to get to MWF this year, but in 2010, MWF Aug 27 - Sep 5, has a rich stream of crime programming, investigating suspenseful thrillers, cluey detectives and shocking true stories.
The organisers have assembled a stellar line-up of national and international luminaries including Val McDermid (UK), Peter James (UK), Simon Kernick (UK), John Dale (NSW), Adrian Hyland (Vic), Malla Nunn (WA), Emili Rosales (Spain), RJ Ellory (UK), Mark Dapin (NWS), Jake Adelstein (Japan/USA), Angela Savage (Vic), Jane Clifton (Vic), Michael Robotham (NSW), and Miles Franklin Winner Peter Temple (Vic).
The crime programme kicks off with Val McDermid, and continues throughout MWF 2010.
Check the crime programme here.
And then don't forget: on Friday Sep 3 at 7pm crime writers and readers converge for the 15th Ned Kelly Awards, honouring the past year’s best Australian crime writing. Host Jane Clifton will convene a panel on the topic ‘That one can do right in a world gone wrong’. In addition, a Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Peter Doyle by Shane Maloney.
This is a FREE event - just make sure you get to the venue early to get a seat.
Check details here.
Check the Ned Kelly longlist here.