Put On Your Detective Hats — BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival Is Going Digital This September

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Put On Your Detective Hats — BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival Is Going Digital This September

Crime enthusiasts — you’re in for a treat.

Crime stories are more popular than ever before. And ironically, a pretty reassuring genre to slip back into as a reader. If you enjoy captivating storylines, a sense of urgency and the satisfying release of getting to the end of a crime novel, you’ll be happy to know that the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival is back. Even better — some seriously popular household names in the crime genre are part of the line-up this year.

Although set to take place in December, the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival is filling the current monotony of our lives with a bit of much-needed thrill by going digital this month.

BAD Sydney Crime Writes Festival Line Up and events

Spread across the month of September with a special showcase on Wednesdays at 6pm, the festival will feature four of the world’s top crime writers. September 8 will see an interview with Paula Hawkins (The Girl On The Train, Into The Water) where she will be discussing her third book A Slow Fire Burning with Suzanne Leal. Consider us VERY hyped for this.

Celebrated Scottish crime writer, Val McDermid, often referred to as The Queen of Crime, will be discussing her latest novel 1979 on September 15.

Karin Slaughter who has been enjoying a solid moment in literary circles with books like Pretty Girls and The Silent Wife is set to be in conversation with screenwriter Andy Muir to discuss her latest graphic book False Witness. This is scheduled for September 22.

And wrapping it up is award-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves who is set to talk to crime fiction reviewer Sue Turnbull about The Heron’s Cry on September 29.


What a treat for the crime-genre obsessed. We can’t wait.

More info on BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival:

What: BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival
When: Wednesdays, September 8, 15, 22 and 29.
Where: Online. Access bookings here.
Price: $10 per event

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