The inaugural BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival explores what crime can tell us about humanity, both contemporary and historical. Writers, detectives, film-makers, ex-judges and others will consider this and also Sydney’s unique relationship with crime.
BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival will play host to multiple HarperCollins authors at the inaugural festival this year. Crime books are a way of confronting the dark side of life, society, and – especially in Sydney’s case – history. Crime books are so popular these days that they deserve their own event. We hope BAD will become an annual event.
HarperCollins Authors Featured
Nikki Gemmell talks with Father Frank Brennan and Senior Crown Prosecutor Mark Tedeschi about voluntary euthanasia – why is it a crime? Three of our finest journalists look at aspects of society through the lens of crime, Caroline Overington on relationships gone wrong, Yoni Bashan on Middle Eastern immigrants and the Sydney underworld, and Matthew Benns on one of the most intriguing of criminal activities, the confidence trick. Leading crime fiction publisher Anna Valdinger provides insights into the dark art of crime writing.
The festival is being held in partnership with Sydney Living Museums on 2-3 September at the Justice & Police Museum at Circular Quay. There’s a free BAD badge for the first 500 people there and tickets are on sale now.
Posted on July 31, 2017 by Andrea