TAF2019 is thrilled to announce it’s Prime Suspect: author of the heart-racing Mak Vanderwall series, TARA MOSS.
Tara is the bestselling author of eleven books of fiction and non-fiction published in nineteen countries, a journalist, doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney, public speaker and outspoken advocate for children’s rights and women’s rights.
She is UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Child Survival, Patron for the Full Stop Foundation for ending rape and domestic violence and an ambassador for Our Watch. She was Norton’s 2015 Family Ambassador for child e-safety and cyberbullying.
In 2015 she received an Edna Ryan award for making a feminist difference, inciting others to challenge the status quo. Tara currently lives in New South Wales with her husband and daughter. Visit her at taramoss.com.
TAF2019 is honoured to announce we’ll be joined by Australia’s Mistress of Mystery: historian-lawyer-cat whisperer KERRY GREENWOOD.
Author of the phenomenally successful Phryne Fisher series (seen on TV as Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) and the much-loved Corinna Chapman series, Kerry can detect second-hand bookshops from blocks away.
She is the unpaid curator of seven thousand books, three cats (Attila, Belladonna and Ashe) and a computer called Apple (which squeaks).
We’re excited (and a little scared) to announce TAF2019 will feature reformed lawyer-baker-truffle grower SULARI GENTILL.
As serious about cakes as she is books, Sulari is the award winning author of the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, the Hero Trilogy, and Crossing the Lines (winner of the 2018 Ned Kelly Award).
She lives in her pyjamas in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains and refers to her writing as “work” so that no one dares suggest she get a real job.
TAF2019’s Murder She Wrote would be incomplete without Melbourne crime fiction mafiosa DR ANGELA SAVAGE.
Author of the Jayne Keeney, PI series, Angela is an award winning crime writer who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. Her debut, Behind the Night Bazaar, won the 2004 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. She won the Scarlett Stiletto Award and was thrice shortlisted for Ned Kelly awards, with The Dying Beach also shortlisted for a Davitt Award.
Alongside Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers, she is a contributor to the 2017 anthology, Deadlier: 100 Of The Best Crime Stories Written By Women. Angela holds a PhD in Creative Writing, lives in Melbourne and currently works as Director of Writers Victoria.
TAF2019 gleefully welcomes recent convert to the dark side of adult crime fiction, JACK HEATH.
With the publication of Hangman in 2018, Jack is now the bestselling author of 25 thrillers for adults and children, which have been translated into six languages, shortlisted for many awards and adapted for film. His first novel was written in high school and published when he was still a teenager. He also created Lights, Camera, Pitch!, a story-telling based card game.
Jack lives on the land of the Ngunnawal people in Canberra.
TAF2019 is delighted to welcome writer-publisher-whisky virtuosa DR ANGELA MEYER.
Angela’s writing has been widely published, including in Best Australian Stories, Island, The Big Issue, The Australian, The Lifted Brow and Killings. She has worked in bookstores, as a book reviewer and for the past few years has published a range of Australian authors for Echo Publishing, including award-winners and an international number one bestseller.
She grew up in Northern NSW and lives in Melbourne. A Superior Spectre is her debut novel (Peter Bishop Books/Ventura). She previously published a book of flash fiction, Captives (Inkerman & Blunt).
Livia Day is the crime-writing alter ego of award winning science fiction and fantasy author DR TANSY RAYNER ROBERTS. Her café-and-cozy-crime Tabitha Darling novels are set around Hobart and Southern Tasmania.
Livia has lived in Tasmania all her life, and is delighted that her state is now known as a hub of great culture and coffee, because when she used to put that in her books no-one believed her.
After attending Murder She Wrote, they’ll have no doubts!
TAF2019 is excited to welcome the multi-talented reporter-radio producer-SCUBA diving instructor MEG KENEALLY.
Meg’s first solo novel, Fled, based on the escape of First Fleet convict Mary Bryant, was published early in 2019.
She is co-author with Tom Keneally of The Soldier’s Curse, The Unmourned, The Power Game and The Ink Stain, the first four books in the Monsarrat Series of historical murder mysteries. The fifth in the series, The Valley of the Swells (the first Monsarrat story to involve a serial killer), will be published in Australia in 2021.
Meg is currently working on her second solo novel, The Wreck.
Wannabe astronaut, warrior chick and Apache helicopter pilot, LINDY CAMERON is a crime fiction author, publisher-in-chief at Clan Destine Press and President of Sisters in Crime Australia.
Before plunging into the world of make-believe, Lindy worked as a journalist and a book editor. Her first published novel was the archaeological adventure Golden Relic, followed by three award-winning instalments in her Kit O’Malley, Melbourne PI series.
Lindy’s latest fiction is the espionage adventure thriller Redback featuring Bryn Gideon and her team of retrieval agents.