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The Ned Kelly Awards have been synonymous with Australia’s finest crime writing for almost twenty years and the ACWA is calling for submissions again. The categories are: BEST CRIME NOVEL, BEST TRUE CRIME and BEST DEBUT CRIME FICTION.
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The Watermill are pleased to be welcoming back bestselling thriller writer Meg Gardiner for her second Crime Writing course here, from Saturday 4 October to Saturday 11 October.

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Entries are OPEN for 2014 Ned Kelly Awards

The Ned Kelly Awards have been synonymous with Australia’s finest crime writing for almost twenty years and the ACWA is calling for submissions again.

 
 

Robin de Crespigny accepting her award for the Best True Crime - The People Smuggler

Terry has his turn at the debate

Matthew, Jacqui and Meg 

Meg Vann's turn to make her own point

Katherine Howell making a telling, reflective point

Jacqui Payne making a case

Stuart MacBride then makes another point altogether

Stuart MacBride makes a very particular point at the Ned Kelly Awards Debate

Matthew Condon makes a point at the Ned Kelly Awards Debate

Jane Clifton kicks off the first Ned Kelly Awards in Brisbane

J.C. Burke and friend

J.C. Burke, winner Best Fiction with Pig Boy

Patrick Gallagher accepting the Award for True Crime on behalf of Eamonn Duffy

Gabrielle Lord – Lifetime Achievement Award

The Prize

Making two points, Host Jane Clifton

Making one point - Peter Twohig; winner Best First Fiction for the The Cartographer

Interval at the Awards 2012

Lisa Miller at the Ned Kelly Awards 2012

Author Rochelle Jackson, presenter of the Ned Kelly Oration, 2012 Ned Kelly Awards

Among the crowd, Allen & Unwins Patrick Gallagher, middle right

Some of the 2011 entries on display

Interval at the awards and Jane Clifton introduces half time entertainment

Geoff McGeachin

Best Crime Fiction winner 2011, Geoff McGeachin receives his award from Judge Betty King

True Crime winner 2011 Geesche Jacobsen

Jane Clifton, host 2011; starting the night. Venue, Toff In Town, Melbourne

Shane Maloney presents 2010 Lifetime Achievement recipient Peter Doyle with his award

Garry Disher accepts 2010 Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction

Kathy Marks accepts 2010 Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime

Mark Dapin accepts 2010 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Fiction 

2010 SD Harvey Award winner Zane Lovitt

Scribe Publications publisher Aviva Tuffield presenting an award

After the Debate

Half time, audience relaxing

On stage: Jane Clifton, Mark Dapin and Melanie Ostel,

Panelists Mark Dapin, Melanie Ostel, Virginia Trioli and Lenny Bartulin

Jane Clifton. Introducing the debate 2010

Publisher Michael Heyward; a tribute to Shane Maloney

Shane Maloney and Peter Corris

Keeping them in line: Host Jane Clifton

John Silvester, fighting back

Panelist Peter Corris makes a point

Panelists Phillipa (PD) Martin and Liz Porter

Jane Clifton, 2009 Awards host; laying down the law

Lifetime achievement winners Andrew Rule and John Silvester

Lifetime achievement winners Andrew Rule and John Silvester

Judge Mary-Jean Watt presents the Award for Best Fiction to Peter Temple. Judge Liz Gaynor looks on

Ned Kelly Judge presents True Crime winner Lachlan McCulloch with his award

Ned Kelly Judge Melanie Briggs presents the Best First Fiction award, received on behalf of Wendy James

Panelist Leigh Redhead and Rhys Muldoon share the stage

Panelists Liz Gaynor and Greg Fleet

Rhys Muldoon – the art of the pause

Panelist Greg Fleet, sets the tone for the debate. The topic was ‘Crime is better than sex, or sex is better than crime.’ By the end it didn’t matter

Victorian Attorney General Rob Hulls opens the 2006 Ned Kelly Awards. Venue, the Malthouse tent

Joint Winners - The Malcontenta and Inside Dope

Barry Maitland receiving his Ned Kelly Award for The Malcontenta