Karen's blog

Rory Ellis

One of the big bonuses of this year's MWF is the free events that are popping up at the venue.  Yesterday we were lucky enough to be hanging around in the Festival Club when Rory Ellis appeared.

http://www.roryellis.com/new/home.html

Rory is a local musician that I have heard before, but as with a lot of things, when you move out to the sticks - you lose touch with the old music haunts.  Great to hear a bit of the back story of his new album (and some of his old songs) and even better to hear him play.

Garry Disher and Colin Cotterill head up SOHO Crime August 2007 Newsletter

A link to SOHO Crime's newsletter arrived in my mailbox this morning - and Garry Disher and Colin Cotterill head up the entries.

Have a look at the newsletter:

http://www.sohopress.com/crimenewsletter.html

Ned Kelly Short List for 2007

The Ned Kelly's will be presented as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival (we'll be there again this year) on the evening of Wednesday 29th July, 2007.

Best Crime Novel

Chain of Evidence by Garry Disher (Text Publishing)

The Night Ferry by Michael Robotham (Little, Brown)