Sisters in Crime’s 22nd  Davitt Awards Dinner

Sisters in Crime’s 22nd Davitt Awards Dinner

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Rising Sun Hotel

2 Raglan Street

Upstairs - no lift

South Melbourne, VIC 3205


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Sisters in Crime 22nd Davitt Awards, proudly supported by Swinburne University of Technology, Department of Media and Communication

About this event

6.00pm for 6.30pm Saturday 27 August - Rising Sun Hotel , South Melbourne

Bookings essential by midnight, Wednesday24 August (should COVID restrictions require cancellation, a full refund will be given)

Frock (or suit) up and join us for an à la carte dinner as we present Sisters in Crime’s annual Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women published in 2021.

This year, our guest presenter is Louise Milligan, the award-winning journalist and true crime writer, who will discuss her life in crime with Sisters in Crime’s Jacqui Horwood before presenting the awards.

An amazing 166 books, written by Australian women and published in 2021, are competing for Davitts in six categories: Best Adult Crime Novel, Best Children’s Crime Novel, Best Young Adult Crime Novel, Best True Crime Book, Best Debut Book (any category) and Readers’ Choice, as judged by members of Sisters in Crime.

You can find the longlist on our website here.


$35 general admission.

Meals paid for separately. À la carte menu includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. Drinks at bar prices. Book individually or in groups of any size.

Men or ‘Brothers-in-Law’ welcome


Rising Sun Hotel (upstairs – no lift)

cnr Raglan Street and Eastern Road, South Melbourne

Melways map 57 H2

Free on-street parking

Trams 1, 12 or 55 or St Kilda Road trams

Sun Bookshop stall

Sisters in Crime members receive a 10% discount

Additional information

Carmel Shute, Secretary and National Convenor

0412 569 356 or

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