Australian female crime writers honoured with Davitt Awards

The winners of the 2012 Davitt Awards, for crime books written by Australian women, have been announced.

The winning titles in each of the categories are:

Adult Fiction

  • A Decline in Prophets (Sulari Gentill, Pantera Press)

True Crime

  • Cold Case Files: Past Crimes Solved by New Forensic Science (Liz Porter, Macmillan)

Children’s and Young Adult Fiction

  • Surface Tension (Meg McKinlay, Walker Books)

Best Debut

  • Beyond Fear (Jaye Ford, Bantam)

Reader’s Choice Award (shared award)

  • Beyond Fear (Jaye Ford, Bantam)
  • The Brotherhood (Y A Erskine, Bantam).

More information about the Davitt Awards can be found on the Sisters in Crime website.

Published by

Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.