Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival 2020

Festivals and Celebrations

7 Nov 2020 to 8 Nov 2020 Once Only Event

The 2020 BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival is back in person to explore what crime fiction and true crime can tell us about humanity on Saturday and Sunday November 7 and 8 at the State Library of NSW.

Sydney is a city drenched in criminal history and to ensure crime lovers are getting their fix, BAD Sydney have announced the full program for the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival. It features award-wining and bestselling authors, journalists, academics and professionals from the justice system including detectives, criminologists and psychologists appearing in person in front of a live audience which doesn’t always happen in these COVID times.

Over two jam-packed days there will be a string of headline events including spotlights on former detective Gary Jubelin and Media Hall of Fame journalist Kate McClymont: award-winning journalist Jana Wendt in conversation with former top cop Nick Kaldas: Tom Keneally on What is Evil?; bestselling writer Chris Hammer in conversation with crime reviewer Sue Turnbull and crime journalist Mark Morri talking with A Woman of Force, Deb Wallace.

Other sessions, some of which will be live streamed, include Justine Nolan, Martijn ……

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Event Dates

Once Only Event

7 Nov 2020 to 8 Nov 2020

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