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