Arts & Entertainment

BAD Crime Writers Festival

Jana Wendt & Nick Kaldas

Seemingly everybody loves a good true crime podcast, but before the advent of podcasting crime stories – whether true crime or fiction – were conveyed in the written form. This weekend the State Library and the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival are joining forces to deliver the ultimate fix of crime writing.

Over two jam-packed days crime aficionados will be able to enjoy a program of talks and events featuring award-wining and bestselling authors, journalists, academics and professionals from the justice system including detectives, criminologists and psychologists.

Some of the highlights include; former detective Gary Jubelin and Media Hall of Fame journalist Kate McClymont: award-winning journalist Jana Wendt in conversation with former top cop Nick Kaldas: Tom Keneally on What is Evil?; bestselling writer Chris Hammer in conversation with crime reviewer Sue Turnbull and crime journalist Mark Morri talking with A Woman of Force, Deb Wallace. 

“Despite COVID we’re back in person at the State Library with a smaller audience but the same great mix of crime fiction, true crime as well as social justice sessions examining important questions like domestic abuse, and what happens to victims of crime,” said Artistic Director Catherine du Peloux Menage.

For those concerned about COVID the event will also be available via Zoom live streaming.

Nov 7-8. State Library, Macquarie St, Sydney. $10-$40+b.f. Tickets & Info:

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