BAD SYDNEY PRESENTS
THE 2017 CRIME WRITERS FESTIVAL
Sydney was founded by criminals and those who guarded them. Its convict culture helped shape egalitarian Australia. From the Rum Corps of the First Fleet to the razor gangs of the 1920s, to the corruption and colorful characters of the 1970s and the drive-by shootings that came later, you cannot understand this city completely without its vital criminal subculture. BAD is an exploration of the dark side that is part of being human.
The 2017 ProgramME
|1||Trends in crime fiction|
The Sydney Morning Herald’s respected crime fiction reviewer Sue Turnbull reflects on how crime fiction has changed over 20 years.
|Sue Turnbull||10:00AM -11:00AM||Water Police Court|
|2||The legacy of Bob Bottom|
Bob Bottom in conversation with Michael Duffy on how he alerted Australia to the existence of organised crime.
|Bob Bottom, Michael Duffy||10:00AM -11:00AM||Seminar Room|
Mark Tedeschi QC, Nikki Gemmell, and Fr Frank Brennan SJ with Denis Tracey discuss why assisted suicide is still a crime when most of the population supports it.
|Fr Frank Brennan SJ, Mark Tedeschi QC, Nikki Gemmell, Denis Tracey||11:30AM -12:30PM||Water Police Court|
The Daily Telegraph crime editor Mark Morri with ex-detectives and authors Duncan McNab and Clive Small on the corrupt history of the NSW Police.
|Duncan McNab, Clive Small, Mark Morri||11:30AM -12:30PM||Seminar Room|
Authors Caroline Overington and Megan Goldin talk with publisher Anna Valdinger about this huge literary phenomenon. Just how new is it, and where will it go next?
|Anna Valdinger, Caroline Overington, Megan Goldin||1:00PM – 2:00PM||Water Police Court|
|6||Mass Murder in Colonial NSW|
Senior Crown Prosecutor Mark Tedeschi talks to Michael Duffy about his book, Murder at Myall Creek.
|Mark Tedeschi QC, Michael Duffy||1:00PM – 2:00PM||Seminar Room|
One of Australia’s most acclaimed and popular authors reflects on his work, including his new book, and crime fiction generally.
|Michael Robotham||2:30PM – 3:30PM||Water Police Court|
|8||Middle Eastern Appearance|
Authors Clive Small and the The Daily Telegraph’s Yoni Bashan talk about the way ethnic crime gangs have shaped the Sydney underworld in recent decades. SOLD OUT
|Yoni Bashan, Clive Small||2:30PM – 3:30PM||Seminar Room|
Former judges Brian Knox SC and Michael Finnane QC talk with Rachel Franks about sentencing and provide a rare glimpse of what it’s like to be a judge.
|Rachel Franks, Brian Knox, Michael Finnane||4:00PM – 5:00PM||Water Police Court|
|10||Advice for writers with Caroline Overington|
Best-selling novelist provides advice on writing a successful novel. To provide enough time for questions, the session is limited to 10 places. SOLD OUT
|Caroline Overington||4:00PM – 5:00PM||Seminar Room|