Helen Garner

Reflections from Behind the Scenes: 2015 Ned Kelly Awards

In a darkened bar, up a wide old stone staircase, deep in Trades Hall Melbourne on Saturday night we gathered for the 20th Anniversary of the Ned Kelly Awards.

These awards were special for a few reasons - they were back in Melbourne, it was the 20th Anniversary of the Neddies (as they are affectionately known) and ACWA had a few surprises up its various sleeves. And I don't just mean the winners of the awards.

This House of Grief

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Anyone can see the place where the children died. You take the Princes Highway past Geelong, and keep going west in the direction of Colac. Late in August 2006, soon after I had watched a magistrate commit Robert Farquharson to stand trial before a jury on three charges of murder, I headed out that way on a Sunday morning, across the great volcanic plain.

ISBN: 
9781922079206
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2014

Announcing the 2015 Ned Kelly Winners

Acclaimed author, journalist and screenwriter Helen Garner has won the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Australia’s Best True Crime book for ‘This House of Grief – the Story of a Murder Trial’.

Announcing the 2015 Ned Kelly Awards Shortlist

One of Australia’s most well-known authors, Helen Garner is among a strong list of writers competing for this year’s Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime. The shortlist, announced by the Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) on Saturday August 8 at the Byron Bay Writers Festival includes journalists Debi Marshall, Kate McClymont, Linton Besser, David Murray, Amy Dale and freelance writer Liam Pieper.

Keeping up with the 2015 Ned Kelly Submissions - True Crime

This year I've promised myself a red hot go at reading the entire submissions list for all 3 of the Ned Kelly Categories. Preferably before the 2016 Submissions List is released although there are days when I think I might have bitten off more than I can possibly chew. Still - getting there :)

Starting out with the True Crime list because I CLEARLY have some work to do here:

JOE CINQUE'S CONSOLATION - Helen Garner

Author Information
Book Title: 
Joe Cinque's Consolation
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
0330364979
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Picador
Year of Publication: 
2005

Currently Reading - Joe Cinque's Consolation, Helen Garner

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Next up f2f bookclub read, which is an excellent reason to pluck a book from the shelves that should have been read a long time ago.

From the Blurb:

In October 1997 a clever young law student at ANU made a bizarre plan to murder her devoted boyfriend after a dinner party at their house.  Some of the dinner guests - most of them university students - had heard rumours of the plan.  Nobody warned Joe Cinque.  He died on Sunday, in his own bed, from a massive dose of Rohypnol and heroin.  His girlfriend and her best friend were charged with murder.

Joe Cinque's Consolation

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

In October 1997, a clever young law student at ANU made a bizarre plan to murder her devoted boyfriend after a dinner party at their house. Some of the dinner guests - most of them university students - had heard rumours of the plan. Nobody warned Joe Cinque. He died one Sunday, in his own bed, of a massive dose of Rohypnol and heroin.His girlfriend and her best friend were charged with murder.

ISBN: 
0330364979
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2004