Welcome back to BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival after another tough year! It’s time to enjoy yourself with your favourite crime fiction and true crime writers, plus some unusual suspects who also love crime.
As always, we feature the best of crime fiction with well-loved favourites and new writers, we explore issues of social justice and we look into the often murky depths of true crime. Three early evening events this year will keep you busy after hours as well.
Hear Jane Harper joining us from Melbourne on Thursday, meet Bryan Brown as he talks to Michael Robotham on Friday night, and get your book signed by the Danger Awards winner on Saturday before hunting for Stalin’s wine cellar in dangerous Georgia.
We’re mixing old and new friends in unusual pairings. Garry Disher is in conversation with fan and first time Baddie Tony Birch who will also talk about darkness and crime in his own books with James Bradley. Stan Grant discusses white supremacist movements and the contemporary world with BAD recidivist Tim Ayliffe, Michael Robotham talks about his new book and also finds out why Bryan Brown (yes that Bryan Brown) is turning to crime.
Chris Hammer, Duncan McNab, Xanthé Mallett, Matthew Condon, Sulari Gentill, Barry Maitland, Mark Dapin are back. Melissa Lucashenko, Richard Glover, Meshel Laurie, Nicholas Cowdery, Don Weatherburn, Larissa Behrendt and others join us for the first time and there is plenty of fresh blood on the floor in our new writers’ sessions. Join into the first champagne and crime afternoon tea on Saturday. If you can’t join us in the flesh there is always the Zoom option, but we hope to see as many of you as possible at the State Library.
Check out the Festival Program on our website for full session descriptions and information on the authors appearing at the festival.
BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival and the State Library of NSW will be strictly complying with the most up-to-date rules from the NSW Government in regards to contact tracing, vaccinations, masks and physical distancing at the time of the festival.