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Danger Prize: Nominations open

BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival has announced that nominations are open for the Danger Prize, awarded for the best book, TV series, podcast or film about Sydney crime released in the past financial year.

Last year well-known Sydney identity John Ibrahim won the inaugural Danger Prize for his memoir Last King of the Cross. Entries are now open for the 2019 prize. The 2018/2019 prize will be announced on 6 September, alongside the Danger Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to a crime writer who has explored Sydney’s dark side in fiction or in factual form. The lifetime achievement award was won last year by the late great Peter Corris.

This year’s awards will be presented by Ibrahim and British crime superstar Val McDermid, at an event which will see the Ned Kelly Awards presented in Sydney for the first time, as part of the BAD19 Crime Writers Festival at the State Library from 6–8 September.

Submissions for the Danger Prize should be made by 13 July 2018. For more information see, or email


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