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Davitt Awards shortlist

Sisters in Crime has announced the shortlists for the 2017 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women.

Looky at Dead in the Water there — right at the top! [OK, I know it’s in alphabetical order, but still …]

Here are all the shortlisted books in each category:

Adult novels

Young Adult novels

Children’s novels

Non-fiction books


The 2017 winners will be announced on Saturday 26 August. You can book a ticket for the Davitt Awards Gala Dinner here

I cheated on NaNoWriMo

Last night I went to the Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Awards, drank too much and didn’t get up this morning to write for NaNoWriMo.

I have another confession: I cheated on NaNoWriMo. I’ve been working on a short story and yesterday I tacked it to the end of my NaNoWriMo novel to get the word count up.

I’m ready to give up. I can’t write like this. I need time to process the story.

What would Haruki Murakami say? He’d say: Get up at 4:00 am, Tania! Write and then go for a 10 km run in the afternoon.  You need power to be a good writer.

Haruki would never have cheated on NaNoWriMo.