Inside the Australian and New Zealand book industry

Image. Advertisement:

Bad Sydney Crime Writers Fest in-person program announced

The full program for the 2020 Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival, which will run in-person on 7–8 November at the State Library of NSW, has been announced.

Festival guests appearing in front of a live audience include journalists Jess Hill, Gary Jubelin, Kate McClymont and Mark Morri; novelists Tom Keneally, Garry Disher, Caroline Overington and Chris Hammer; and Jana Wendt in conversation with former NSW deputy police commissioner Nick Kaldas.

Other sessions, ‘some of which will be live streamed’, according to festival organisers, include ‘The Crime of Modern Slavery’ with Justine Nolan, Martijn Boersma and Jennifer Burn, and ‘Auschwitz in Fiction after 75 Years’ with Alan Gold, Suzanne Leal, Diane Armstrong and Michaela Kalowski. New trends in crime writing will be examined by Benjamin Stevenson, Greg Woodland and Petronella McGovern in ‘Fresh Blood, New Writing’.

‘Despite Covid we’re back in person at the State Library with a smaller audience but the same great mix of crime fiction, true crime as well as social justice sessions examining important questions like domestic abuse, and what happens to victims of crime,’ said artistic director Catherine du Peloux Menage.

Tickets are ‘extremely limited’ due to Covid-19 restrictions and early booking is advised. To purchase tickets and view the full program visit the Bad Sydney website.


Category: Local news