The crime fiction genre is popular than ever before and ironically a comfort genre for many. If you enjoy all things crime — mystery, thrillers, suspense, whodunnits — you’ll be happy to know that the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival is back in person this September.
After going digital last year and treating us to captivating talks with celebrated authors like Val McDermid, Paula Hawkins, Karin Slaughter and Ann Cleeves, the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival is back and bigger than ever before. One of the biggest events on Sydney’s literary calendar, the festival will feature the best of crime fiction with a jam-packed 3-day program.
BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival highlights
There is heaps to look forward to this year including 24 daytime sessions, workshops, panels and special events with some of the most coveted names in crime fiction, true crime and social justice.
Hear from Margaret Hickey, Greg Woodland and Adrian Hyland about big crimes happening in small towns or examine questions about social justice with Mindy Sotiri, Peta McGillivray and Claude Robinson. Don’t miss out on Truth is Stranger than Fiction where crime novelists talk to two true crime writers about where to draw the line. Also on the program is an enriching talk about the myths and realities of so-called ‘Middle Eastern crime’ in Western Sydney with Michael Mohammed Ahmad and Sara Ayoub Amandi Haydar.
It’s a true treat for the crime genre obsessed. Check out all the details of the program on their website and get excited for September.