BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival
This is an annual event held to explore what crime can tell us about humanity, both contemporary and historical. The speakers include writers, reporters and film-makers, and professionals from the justice system such as detectives, judges and psychologists.
Sydney is particularly appropriate for such exploration because it was founded by convicts and their guards. It has been significantly affected by crime and corruption for much of its history.
BAD18 will be held around September 2018, with details to be provided here closer to the event.
The inaugural BAD festival occurred in September 2017 at the Justice & Police Museum at Circular Quay. Details can be found here. It was opened by the great corruption fighter Bob Bottom and by Sue Turnbull, our leading reviewer of crime fiction. You can read Sue’s talk here. Here are some pictures from the event.