BAD SYDNEY PRESENTS

THE 2022 CRIME WRITERS FESTIVAL

WELCOME to BAD 22. We’re back in person at the State Library of New South Wales with our trademark blend of crime fiction from established and emerging writers, true crime and social justice panels and interviews from 8-10 September.

Aspiring crime writers have the opportunity to learn from the best in two writing workshops with Candice Fox and Pamela Hart.

Our crime walks now visit Kings Cross, Surry Hills and Woolloomooloo and on Friday night you can enjoy a crime trivia night and meet this year’s Danger Prize winner. Book now!

Waratah Two Colour
city-of-sydney
Partner: NSW STATE LIBRARY
Tim Ayliffe
Auntie Barbara Nicholson
Michael Brissenden
Nicholas Cowdery
Candice Fox
Rachel Franks
Sulari Gentill
Pamela Hart
Amani Haydar
Graham Henry
Gary Jubelin
Kate McCLymont
Michael Robotham
Sue Turnbull
Luke Patterson
Mindy Sotiri
Michael Te Arawa Bennett
Rosalie Ham
Johann Duflou

Big Names in Crime

True crime, social justice and crime fiction, you’ll find it all at BAD. Gary Jubelin is interviewer and interviewee, Michael Robotham talks about his latest book, Nicholas Cowdery explores why jailing is failing, Sulari Gentill brings her new bestseller The Woman in the Library to life, Rosalie Ham talks about coming home, prize winners discuss their work and much more. 

THE DANGER AWARDS

Enjoy an evening of lively crime trivia on Friday night, then applaud the winner of the Danger Prize.

FRESH BLOOD: NEW CRIME

Three panel discussions starring some of the best new fiction writers, including books about seeking retribution for current and historical crime and murderous medical crime.

TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION

True crime stories can seem implausible in fiction: learn about the exploits of Melissa Caddick, the improbable story of the Drug Grannies and  the tale of the murderous Widow of Walcha. Hear two crime novelists talk to two true crime writers about where to stop.

A GIFT

Browse the three days of the Festival below to find out about all our sessions and make your bookings.

Anyone purchasing in-person tickets for four events in one day will receive a gift book voucher worth $20 to use at the State Library bookshop during the Festival.

STREAMED LIVE VIA ZOOM

We would love to see you at the Library but if you can’t join us, all our daytime sessions are streamed live so you can attend via Zoom.

COVID RESTRICTIONS

The State Library of NSW and BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival comply strictly  with the most up-to-date recommendations from the NSW Government in relation to Covid, to ensure you will be able to attend and be safe. We will keep you updated as Government requirements change.

The 2022 Program

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The BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival is BACK for 2022! It’s that time of year again when we get together to hear our favourite crime writers and discover new names at the State Library of New South Wales! Join us over 8-10 September for over sixty-five speakers, writing workshops, walking tours and evening events: www.badsydney.com See MoreSee Less

The BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival is BACK for 2022! It’s that time of year again when we get together to hear our favourite crime writers and discover new names at the State Library of New South Wales! Join us over 8-10 September for over sixty-five speakers, writing workshops, walking tours and evening events: www.badsydney.com

See the author of these two fantastic crime books, Pamela Hart, in conversation online with Sue Turnbull tomorrow night at 6pm!

Pamela Hart is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 40 books, including the Poppy McGowan mystery series and historical novels, and as Pamela Freeman is well-known as a beloved children’s author and fantasy writer. Digging up Dirt was her first crime novel, and the second – An A-List for Murder – follows the misadventures of Poppy McGowan.

Book now, tickets just $10! events.humanitix.com/pamela-hart-in-conversation-an-a-list-for-death
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See the author of these two fantastic crime books, Pamela Hart, in conversation online with Sue Turnbull tomorrow night at 6pm!

Pamela Hart is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 40 books, including the Poppy McGowan mystery series and historical novels, and as Pamela Freeman is well-known as a beloved children’s author and fantasy writer. Digging up Dirt was her first crime novel, and the second - An A-List for Murder - follows the misadventures of Poppy McGowan.

Book now, tickets just $10! https://events.humanitix.com/pamela-hart-in-conversation-an-a-list-for-death

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