|1||Opening Night: Danger Prize presentation, Quiz Night and Party – food and drink.|
Guest Speaker: Laurie Oakes
Criminal Trivia Quiz with Candice Fox
Special Guest: Carl Synnerdahl
Hosts include Mark Morri, Megan Goldin, Tim Watson-Munro, Susi Fox, Duncan McNab, Xanthe Mallett and Nerida Campbell.
|Laurie Oakes||6:00PM – 8:00PM||Water Police Court|
Ex-armed robber Carl Synnerdahl talks to psychologistTim Watson-Munro about fooling judges, prison officers – and Fred Hollows – into believing he was blind, and the film Hoodwink that followed.
|Carl Synnerdahl, Tim Watson-Munro||10:00AM – 11:00AM||Water Police Court|
|2||Baby in the Suitcase: infanticide in Sydney in the 1920s,|
Author of The Suitcase Baby and sociologist Tanya Bretherton in conversation with Nerida Campbell.
|Tanya Bretherton, Nerida Campbell||10:00AM – 11:00AM||Police Court|
|3||Shine the Light:|
Investigative journalist Joanne McCarthy in conversation with Fr Frank Brennan AO SJ on the child abuse royal commission she helped bring about.
|Joanne McCarthy, Fr Frank Brennan SJ||11:15AM – 12:15AM||Water Police Court|
|4||New writers and their stories:|
Anna Snoekstra, SA Jones, Susi Fox talking with Fiona Higgins.
|Anna Snoekstra, SA Jones, Fiona Higgins, Susi Fox||11:15AM – 12:15AM||Police Court|
Experienced forensic psychiatrist and author Donald Grant talks to Michael Duffy about the killer inside us all.
|Donald Grant, Michael Duffy||12:30PM – 1:30PM||Water Police Court|
|6||Local Writers, Global Stories:|
Jack Heath, Dervla McTiernan and Megan Goldin talk with Suzanne Leal about setting their novels overseas.
|Dervla McTiernan, Suzanne Leal, Jack Heath, Megan Goldin||12:30PM – 1:30PM||Police Court|
|7||Lunch and book-signing||1:30PM||Summons Court Room|
|8||Politics and Badness|
Laurie Oakes in conversation with Malcolm Farr.
|Laurie Oakes, Malcolm Farr||2:15PM – 3:15PM||Water Police Court|
|9||Mothers who Murder|
Xanthe Mallett talks with Suzanne Leal about her book on one of the hardest types of murder to understand.
|Xanthe Mallett, Suzanne Leal||2:15PM – 3:15PM||Police Court|
|10||The Making of Murderers:|
How criminals are created in childhood – and even earlier, former judge Brian Knox SC and psychologist Gabrielle Duffy with Wendy Field.
|Wendy Field, Gabrielle Duffy, Brian Knox||3:30PM – 4:30PM||Water Police Court|
The Daily Telegraph’s Mark Morri, the ABC’s Jamelle Wells, and crime author Adam Shand talk to Michael Duffy about the life of the crime reporter.
|Jamelle Wells, Adam Shand, Mark Morri, Michael Duffy||3:30PM – 4:30PM||Police Court|
Comparing the underworlds of Sydney and Melbourne, Mark Morri, Adam Shand interviewed by Michael Duffy.
|Adam Shand, Mark Morri, Michael Duffy||10:00AM – 11:00AM||Water Police Court|
|2||A Shrink in the Clink|
Psychologist Tim Watson-Munro speaks to Matthew Benns about his latest book, on his work in prisons over 40 years.
|Matthew Benns, Tim Watson-Munro||10:00AM – 11:00AM||Police Court|
|3||Lives of Crime:|
Ex-judge Brian Knox and ex-chief prosecutor Mark Tedeschi reflect on courts and criminals with Jamelle Wells.
|Jamelle Wells, Mark Tedeschi QC, Brian Knox||11:15AM – 12:15AM||Water Police Court|
|4||Spotlight on Candice Fox:|
One of our most critically acclaimed and most successful authors discusses her work with Suzanne Leal.
|Suzanne Leal, Candice Fox||12:30PM – 1:30PM||Water Police Court|
How SP betting and illegal alcohol helped shape Sydney, Nerida Campbell and Michael Duffy with Gary Sturgess.
|Gary Sturgess, Nerida Campbell, Michael Duffy||12:30PM – 1:30PM||Police Court|
|6||Lunch and book-signing||1:30PM||Summons Court Room|
|7||Nordic Noir – how the Scandis have changed crime on our screens|
Sue Turnbull, just back from Scandanavia, in conversation with Caroline Baum.
|Caroline Baum, Sue Turnbull||2:15PM – 3:15PM||Water Police Court|
|8||Sydney’s gay murders:|
Ex-detective and author Duncan McNab speaks with Steve Page, former OIC of Operation Taradale, and lawyer Nick Stewart, about killing, homophobia, and the police.
|Nicholas Stewart, Steve Page, Duncan McNab||2:15PM – 3:15PM||Police Court|
|9||DIY Publishing: tips, pitfalls, benefits:|
Ned Kelly shortlisted Ged Gillmore and Andrew Christie with self-publishing guru Joel Naoum.
|Joel Naoum, Ged Gillmore, Andrew Christie||3:30PM – 4:30PM||Police Court|
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