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BAD19 Sydney Crime Writers Festival

August 5, 2019

BAD19: SYDNEY CRIME WRITERS FESTIVAL

Calling all lovers of crime writing! BAD2019 is the not-for-profit annual event that brings together great minds to explore all things crime-related.

The three-day event is held at the State Library of New South Wales. It is in partnership with the SLNSW and includes a lineup from a myriad of fields including writers, reporters and filmmakers, and professionals from the justice system such as detectives, judges and psychologists. Luckily for this year’s attendees, some of Pan Macmillan’s impressive crime writers will be part of the line-up. 

Don’t miss out on seeing these incredible authors – 

Jaclyn Moriarty

The Australian young adult and adult author has a litany of award-winning novels under her belt. The Sydney native is a former media and entertainment lawyer who studied Law and English on three different continents – USYD in Australia, Yale in the US and Cambridge in England. Jaclyn now writes bestselling crime novels full-time, her latest, Gravity is The Thing follows a story that is equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking and follows protagonist, Abigail as she searches for answers about her brother, who has been missing since she was a teenager. 

SEE JACLYN AT BAD19

Date: Friday 6 September  Event: Sisters in Crime Time: 2.15pm to 3.10pm

With: Nicola Moriarty Moderator: Suzanne Leal  BUY TICKETS

 


 

Xanthe Mallett 

Dr Xanthé Mallett is a forensic anthropologist, criminologist, author, television presenter and social commentator. Xanthé specialises in re-investigating cold cases, often by reaching out to the public to generate leads. Xanthe’s book, Cold Case Investigations, delves mostly into suspected murderers – such as Ashley Coulston, Mr Cruel and Ivan Milat. 

SEE XANTHE AT BAD19

Date: Friday 6 September  Event: Blood and Blowflies: Forensics 101  Time: 10.00am to 10.55am

With: Ava Benny-Morrison  Moderator: Xanthe Mallett 

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Date: Sunday 8 September Event: Who Remembers the Victims? Time: 10.15am to 10.55am 

With: Tim Watson-Munro, Duncan McNab  

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Date: Sunday 8 September  Event: The Great Crime Debate: Is Fact Stranger than Fiction?

Time: 2.30pm to 4.00pm  With: Candice Fox, Michael Robotham, Duncan McNab  Moderator: Laurie Oakes 

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Emily Macguire 

Emily is the international best-selling author of several critically acclaimed crime/mystery novels. The Australian native enjoys a high profile as a social commentator, with her articles and essays on sex, religion and culture published in newspapers and journals including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Financial Review, The Big Issue and The Griffith Review. Her latest novel, An Isolated Incident is a psychological thriller about everyday violence, the media’s obsession with pretty dead girls and the grip of grief. 

SEE EMILY AT BAD19

Date: Friday 6 September Event: Country Noir  Time: 10.00am to 10.55am 

With: Richard Anderson, Aoife Clifford  Moderator: Catherine du Peloux Menage 

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Tim Watson-Munro 

Criminal psychologist ‘Doc’ Tim Watson-Munro spent his formative years in Sydney and San Francisco. Educated at Sydney University, Tim rose to prominence as a pioneering prison psychologist at Parramatta Gaol. During the 1980s and 90s, he gave expert evidence in some of the country’s most notorious court cases and appeared regularly in the media while chairing the Forensic College of the Australian Psychological Society. Tim’s latest non-fiction work, A Shrink in the Clink gets up close with evil geniuses, terrorists, nuns on the run and natural-born killers.

SEE TIM AT BAD19 

Date: Saturday 7 September Event: Spotlight on Bernie Matthews  Time: 2.15pm to 3.10pm  With: Bernie Matthews Moderator: Tim Watson-Munro 

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Date: Sunday 8 September  Event: Who Remembers the Victims? Time: 10.15am to 10.55am With: Xanthe Mallett, Duncan McNab 

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Duncan McNab 

Duncan McNab is a former policeman and private investigator. He’s worked as a journalist covering current affairs for both the ABC and the Nine Network. Duncan’s most recent non-fiction book is Outlaw Bikers in Australia, the dramatic story of the rise and rise of Australia’s outlaw motorcycle clubs.

SEE DUNCAN AT BAD19

Date: Sunday 8 September  Event: Who Remembers the Victims? Time: 10.15am to 10.55am

With: Tim Watson-Munro, Xanthe Mallett 

BUY TICKETS

Date: Sunday 8 September Event: The Great Crime Debate: Is Fact Stranger than Fiction?

Time: 2.30pm to 4.00pm With: Xanthe Mallett, Candice Fox, Michael Robotham 

Moderator: Laurie Oakes 

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