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Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival announces Danger Prize shortlist

The Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival has announced the shortlist for this year’s Danger Prize, awarded for the best book, film, podcast or TV drama about Sydney and crime.

Two true crime books and a short fiction collection were shortlisted for the prize, along with the podcasts The Teacher’s Pet and Who the Hell is Hamish?  

The shortlisted books are:

  • Sydney Noir (ed. John Dale, Xoum)
  • The Suicide Bride: A mystery of tragedy and family secrets in Edwardian Sydney (Tanya Bretherton, Hachette)
  • Reasonable Doubt: Spies, police and the Croatian Six (Hamish McDonald, Doosra Media).

Reasonable Doubt was recently longlisted for the Mark and Evette Moran Literary Award.

The Danger Prize is open to work first published or screened in the 2018/19 financial year. The winner will be announced on opening night of the Bad Sydney Writers Festival, which runs from 6–8 September. Also announced at the awards night will be this year’s Ned Kelly Awards for Australian crime writing.

John Ibrahim’s memoir Last King of the Cross (Pan) won the inaugural award in 2018.

For more information on the prize and the festival, see the website.



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