In 2021 the festival returns to the State Library of NSW on 10 – 12 September for three days all about crime.


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BAD is an annual event held to explore what crime can tell us about humanity, both contemporary and historical. The speakers include crime fiction writers, journalists and film-makers, and professionals from the justice system such as detectives, judges and psychologists.


BAD All Year

Michael Brissenden in Conversation

On Thursday 4 February 2021 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

A compulsive thriller that takes us from the seedy streets of Sydney to the corridors of power in Canberra. Join BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival to hear Michael Brissenden talk about his brand new thriller Dead Letters, with fellow journalist and thriller writer Tim Ayliffe.
Book your ticket now to watch the event online. Attendees will receive the link to watch by email two days before the event. Head to the BAD Sydney bookseller partner Better Read Than Dead to buy copies of Michael Brissenden’s Dead Letters or The List, or Tim Ayliffe’s The Greater Good or State of Fear.

BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival is held on Gadigal land and we pay respect to the traditional owners of this land.


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