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NAME THE MORGUE!

In £1M, check, competition, crime, crime, donation, Dundee, morgue, Ten, university, vote, world's top, writers on October 31, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Ten of the world’s top crime writers are competing to have a new morgue and research facility in Scotland named after them.”

They are Tess Gerritsen, Kathy Reichs, Lee Child, Harlan Coben, Mark Billingham, Jeffrey Deaver, Jeff Lindsay, Stuart McBride, Peter James and Val McDermid.

The authors are participating in the competition in an attempt to raise £1M to help the University of Dundee.

For every donation you make, your favourite writer gets a vote.

Start writing those checks!

via Writers compete to have morgue named after them.

CHRONICLING TRAUMA

In advert, book, careers, chronicling, Doug, free, journalists, loss, space, study, The book, trauma, Underwood, violence, writers on October 25, 2011 at 4:55 pm

The book sounds interesting and so I thought of giving it some space  on my blog.

“Chronicling Trauma: Journalists and Writers on Violence and Loss” by Doug Underwood (University of Illinois Press, $50). A study of trauma and violence “in the careers and the writings of important journalist- literary figures in the United States and British Isles from the early 1700s to today,” says the publisher. Underwood, a former Seattle Times reporter, is a professor of communication at the University of Washington.”

via Books | Local books: writers and trauma, angels | Seattle Times Newspaper.

“YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT POWER IS UNTIL YOU’VE HELD SOMEONE’S LIFE IN YOUR HANDS”

In anger, article, convention, crime, crime, detective, Erskine, evil, helpless, Jane, Newton, P.M., police, power, sisters, Sullivan, women, writers on October 15, 2011 at 12:30 am

“Dont you call me helpless,” she said. “You don’t know what power is until you’ve held someones life in your hands.”

Sisters in Crime is a convention of women crime writers and the article by Jane Sullivan gives a neat summary of the original decision to write crime stories by a few of the women present.

For instance,”Y. A. (Yvette) Erskine began writing out of anger; her previous job as a police detective had turned her from a naive young girl into “an absolute monster” with no empathy. P. M. (Pam) Newton spent 13 years in the Sydney police and got sick of meeting people for the first time on the worst day of their lives: “By the end I felt the job was sucking my soul.”

At the convention, the authors talked about the nature of “evil” (a word that I’m even uncomfortable typing) and whether it is recognisable at first glance.

Those of you who has had  a nose around the blog, already know my answer to that questions. To all the others, well, you’re just a few clicks away to find out.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/crime-sisters-paint-the-town-blood-red-20111014-1loht.html#ixzz1ao0H3NtO

Read up find out more.

via SheKilda | Sisters In Crime.