# Session Speaker(s) Time Venue 1 BLOOD AND BLOWFLIES: FORENSICS 101
What exactly is forensic science and how does it help solve crimes? Journalist Ava Benny-Morisson, ex police detective Duncan McNab, forensic anthropologist and criminologist Xanthe Mallett talk to Denis Tracey.
Denis Tracey, Duncan McNab, Xanthé Mallett, Ava Benny-Morrison 10.00AM -10.55AM Metcalfe Auditorium 2 COUNTRY NOIR
Why does rural Australia make such a perfect setting for crime? Emily Maguire, Richard Anderson and Aoife Clifford who have set novels in country towns talk to Catherine du Peloux Menagé.
Catherine du Peloux Menagé, Emily Maguire, Aoife Clifford, Richard Anderson 10AM – 10.55AM Macquarie Room 3 WHO’S ON TRIAL HERE? JUSTICE AND PROSECUTIONS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT
Does the court system treat complainants of sexual assault in the right way? Lawyers and writers Bri Lee, Suzie Miller and Hilary Bonney talk to Nicole Abadee about what needs to change.
Suzie Miller, Bri Lee, Hilary Bonney, Nicole Abadee 11.15AM – 12.10AM Metcalfe Auditorium 4 FRESH BLOOD: NEW WRITING
An art historian, a medical researcher and a journalist with established careers turn to crime writing. They talk to Sue Turnbull about why, how and what their other lives contribute to their books.
Sue Turnbull, Katherine Kovacic, Susan Hurley, Tim Ayliffe 11.15AM – 12.10PM Macquarie Room 5 FOR AND AGAINST: JUDGING THE TRUE CRIME PODCAST
Since Serial broke the internet in 2014, true crime podcasts have boomed internationally. What makes them so compelling? Do they advance or impede the pursuit of justice? And what are the ethics of turning real life drama into storytelling entertainment? This panel features award-winning producers of acclaimed Australian true crime podcasts, including Richard Baker, host of Wrong Skin and Phoebe’s Fall, Gina McKeon, host and reporter of season three, Last Seen Katoomba and Greg Bearup from Who the hell is Hamish?
Greg Bearup, Siobhan McHugh, Gina McKeon, Richard Baker 12.30PM – 1.25PM Metcalfe Auditorium 6 MISSING
Why do missing children recur so often in Australian writing, whether true crime or fiction?Three novelists with a missing child at the heart of their books talk to Suzanne Leal.
Christian White, Caroline Overington, Felicity McLean, Suzanne Leal 12.30PM – 1.25PM Macquarie Room 7 INTERNET SCAMMING: AN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
We hear of internet scams and think it could never be us. But thousands of Australians lose money and more every year. Cyber security specialist David Lacey barrister David Barrow, cyber psychologist Moica Whitty and ABC journalist Sean Rubinzstein-Dunlop discuss the global industry of internet scams.
David Barrow, Monica Whitty, Sean Rubinsztein Dunlop, David Lacey 2.15PM – 3.10PM Metcalfe Auditorium 8 SISTERS IN CRIME
Sisters Jaclyn and Nicola Moriarty have written across several genres and have recently turned to crime and mystery. Why the move to crime? They explain all to Suzanne Leal.
Jaclyn Moriarty, Nicola Moriarty, Suzanne Leal 2.15PM – 3.10PM Macquarie Room 9 WHO WILL WIN THE NED KELLY AWARDS?
Just before the evening announcement of Ned Kelly awards winners for 2019, Andy Muir talks to three of the fabulous women shortlisted. Come and hear Candice Fox (best fiction shortlist) Katherine Kovacic and Dervla McTiernan (best first fiction shortlist) and Bri Lee (true crime shortlist) about their work.
Andy Muir, Dervla McTiernan, Bri Lee, Katherine Kovacic, Candice Fox 3.30PM – 4.25PM Metcalfe Auditorium 10 NOW DO IT AGAIN: WRITING THE SECOND NOVEL
After a successful first book, do most writers get second novel syndrome? How do they get through it? Or can writing the second novel be easier? Sue Turnbull discusses this with three second (and third) time novelists.
Christian White, Sue Turnbull, Aoife Clifford, Sarah Bailey 3.30PM – 4.25PM Macquarie Room 11 AWARDS NIGHT: NED KELLY AWARDS, DANGER PRIZE, DANGER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Crime publishing’s night of nights.
Laurie Oakes, Val McDermid, Sarah Bailey 6.30PM – 8.30 PM The Tramsheds, Forest Lodge
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