18th Annual Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Friday, November 25, 2011 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm

Kris Wyld presents the 18th Scarlet Stiletto Awards & talks to Lindy Cameron about her life in crime

Kris Wyld has co-written and co-produced some of Australia’s grittiest crime dramas, including Wildside, White Collar Blue, East West 101, and The Strip, collecting numerous gongs along the way.

Altogether in the past 13 years, Kris has co-produced over 130 hours of multi-award-winning crime drama. For Wildside, Kris  won the 1999 AFI Award for ‘Best Episode in a TV Series’. She was also nominated for an AFI Script Award for Episode 2, East West 101 which, in 2008, won both AFI ‘Best Mini Series’ and AWGIES, ‘Best Mini Series Scripts’. Kris also co-produced the ABC documentary Who Killed Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler? which took out the Logie for Best Documentary in 2006. If you missed out on hearing her at SheKilda 2011, now is your chance.   Info: www.knapmanwyld.com.au

Lindy Cameron is a national co-convenor of Sisters in Crime and the author of the Bryn Gideon and Kit O'Malley series as well as several true crime books. She runs Australia’s  specialist genre  fiction publishing house, ClanDestine Press which has recently published Scarlet Stiletto: The Second Cut and reissued Scarlet Stiletto: The First Cut, collections of prize-winning stories from the last 18 years of the Scarlet Stiletto short story competition. Info: www.clandestine-books.com.au

This year, 127 short stories compete for the coveted Scarlet Stiletto trophy and $5000 in prize money. Fifteen authors are short-listed.

Prizes kindly donated by HarperCollins, Kill City, Readings Books & Music, Allen & Unwin, ClanDestine Pres, Olvar Wood Writers Retreat, Scriptworks, Benn’s Book Shop, Pulp Fiction Bookshop, Kerry Greenwood, Cate Kennedy, &  Catherine Leppert.The awards are also supported by Spinifex Press.

The Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan St & Eastern Rd, South Melbourne. Mel 57, H2.

Try 1, 55, 112 or St Kilda Road trams. Free on-street parking after 6pm.                      

$5/$10 (non-members) 10% discount from Benn’s Books stall. Dinner upstairs from 6.30pm (no lift). No need to  book for dinner or event.

Men or ‘brothers-in-law’ very welcome!