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Sisters in Crime 24th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 24th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women from 2023 are now open. The competition is open to books by all women, whether cisgender, transgender or intersex, who are citizens/residents of Australia. Self-published books are eligible. The judging panel for 2024 comprises Ruth Wykes (2016 Scarlet Stiletto Award winner, author and editor), Deb Bodinnar (retired bookseller), Emily Gale (author of Junior and Young Adult fiction), Romany Rzechowicz (2023 Scarlet Stiletto Award winner and communications manager), Emily Webb (journalist, author and podcaster) and Lyn Yates (professor of education).
Entries close 1 March; learn more and enter.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.