Historical Novel Society Australasia 2021 Virtual Conference
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Writing Historical Mysteries with Malla Nunn
22 October 2021 | 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
This workshop with Malla Nunn will look at the key elements needed to write a compelling historical mystery/crime novel. Where do you start? How do you choose where to set your novel and when? What elements keep the reader turning the page? How important is it to research all the details or is winging it the key to unlocking the story? We will also cover the importance of building a character voice that is right for the time setting. Come prepared to take notes and to engage in a lively conversation about the ins and outs of writing historical mysteries.
This workshop will not be recorded.
Malla is the author of four internationally published crime novels set in 1950s apartheid South Africa. A Beautiful Place to Die, Let the Dead Lie, Blessed Are the Dead and Present Darkness have, between them, received two Edgar Award nominations, a Davitt Award and two Antony Award nominations. Her debut YA novel, When the Ground is Hard was published in June 2019 by Allen&Unwin. Her latest YA novel is Sugar Town Queens published in August 2021 by Allen &Unwin. Born and raised in Eswatini, Malla now lives and works in Sydney, Australia. For further information: