Caroline Overington.
Caroline Overington.

Authors delve into the intricate art of crime writing

THREE of Australia's top crime writers are on their way to Port Macquarie Library for a special literary event.

The trio - Jaye Ford, Wendy James and Caroline Overington - will take part in Art of Crime: In Conversation on Saturday, July 20 from 1-3pm.

It is a chance to join the trio - all masters in their field - as they take part in a panel discussion.

The library staff host three of their favourite Australian crime/thriller fiction writers and delve into the how, who and why and discover the art of crime.

Jaye Ford, a former news and sports journalist and public relations consultant, is the internationally selling author of five chilling suspense novels.

Her first thriller, Beyond Fear, won two Davitt Awards for Australian women crime writers (Best Debut and Readers' Choice) and was the highest-selling debut crime novel in Australia in 2011. Her novels have been translated into nine languages and recorded as audio books.

Joining Jaye on the panel is Wendy James.

Wendy has eight novels to her name, including the best-selling The Mistake and The Golden Child, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Ned Kelly Award for crime.

Her debut novel, Out of the Silence, won the 2006 Ned Kelly Award for first crime novel, and was shortlisted for the Nita May Dobbie Award for women's writing.

Wendy works as an editor at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation.

Caroline Overington also started her writing career in journalism and is a two-time winner of the prestigious Walkley Award for investigative journalism.

The former New York correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Caroline is also a former winner of the Sir Keith Murdoch Award for Excellence in Journalism.

In recent times, she has turned her hand to writing both fiction and non-fiction books including nine crime thrillers.

Her most recent novels include The Lucky Ones, The Ones You Trust and The One Who Got Away.

The event is a satellite event of the 2019 ArtWalk event in Port Macquarie.

To attend this panel discussion and meet the authors, phone (02) 6581 8755 or email

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