The Davitts Women’s Crime Book Awards 2019

Closing date: Friday 3 May 2019

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 19th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women are now open. Publishers have until Friday 3 May to enter. Self-published books are again eligible.

Six Davitt Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne, probably in late August or early September:

  • Best Adult Novel;
  • Best Young Adult Novel;
  • Best Children’s Novel;
  • Best Non-fiction Book;
  • Best Debut Book (any category); and
  • Readers’ Choice (as voted the 500+ members of Sisters in Crime Australia).

Australian women writers’ love affair with the crime genre shows no sign of cooling, according to Davitt judges’ wrangler, Jacqui Horwood.

“Crime is such a broad church. Whether your books are littered with gore or recipes, set in the mean streets of Melbourne or the dusty roads of the outback, there is a place for everyone. And nothing beats crime when it comes to applying the blowtorch to cutting-edge issues.”

More info: www.sistersincrime.org.au

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