Sisters in Crime member, Liz Porter, won Best Report in Print and Reporter of the Year on Legal Issues in the 14th annual Victoria Law Foundation Legal Reporting Awards announced on June 21.
The award was for Liz’s report in The Age's Melbourne Magazine on DNA disaster, which told the story behind the jailing of a young man due to contaminated DNA testing.
Liz was on Sisters in Crime’s panel at the Bayside Literary Festival in May. She is the author of Written On The Skin: An Australian Forensic Casebook (Pan Macmillan), a joint winner of the 2007 Ned Kelly Award for best true crime book. Her latest work, Cold Case Files: Past crimes solved by new forensic science, published by Pan Macmillan in May, features cases from Australia, the UK and the US. Murder and DNA are recurring themes, but the book also covers mysteries involving art fraud, the mysterious death of an Egyptian mummy and the authorship of Bach’s cello suites.
Meet Liz Porter at SheKilda Again convention in October. More info about Liz: www.shekilda.com.au/content/liz-porter