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Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival presents


Tasmania's International Crime and Mystery Festival


Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November 2021



Grab a Digital Weekend Pass and join us from the comfort of your own home the last weekend of November for our epic International Crime and Mystery Digital Festival featuring:

- 15+ in-depth Author Interviews and Author Discussion Panels,

- 4 festival-wide Book Parties,

- 13 exclusive Book Clubs^ with the authors of the books,

- 7 Writing Mini Masterclasses^, and

- 50+ crime and mystery authors.

^Two complimentary clubs or classes per pass, subject to availability.



We’re welcoming a bumper line-up of Tasmanian, Australian and International crime and mystery suspects authors to our festival, including:

  • International Guest of Honour David Heska Wanbli Weiden (US);
  • Mistress of Mystery Ann Cleeves (England);
  • Queen of Crime Val McDermid (Scotland);
  • Prime Suspect Liz Nugent (Ireland);
  • Australian Guest of Honour Garry Disher (Australia);
  • Abir Mukherjee (Scotland);
  • Naomi Hirahara (US);
  • Vanda Symon (New Zealand);
  • J.P. Pomare (Australia);
  • the award-winning Candice Fox (NSW), Anita Heiss (NSW), Debra Oswald (NSW), R.W.R. McDonald (VIC), Sulari Gentill (NSW), Katherine Kovacic (VIC), Atlin Merrick (US), Narrelle Harris (VIC), Alan Carter* (TAS), L.A. Larkin (NSW), Alan Baxter (NSW) and Natalie Conyer (NSW);
  • Tasmania’s own* Henry Reynolds, Karen Brooks, Nick Clements, Sarah Thornton and Poppy Gee; and
  • interviewer extraordinaire Craig Sisterson (UK/NZ) and talented newcomer Michael Burge (NSW).

With many more to come.

Repeat Offenders Program

We’re also welcoming back - from our TAF2019 ‘Murder She Wrote’ program:

  • Meg Keneally (NSW),
  • Angela Savage (VIC),
  • David Owen* (TAS),
  • Lindy Cameron (VIC),
  • Angela Meyer (VIC),
  • Alison Alexander* (TAS),
  • Jack Heath (ACT),
  • Tansy Rayner Roberts* (TAS), and - of course -
  • Festival Director L.J.M. Owen* (TAS).



For the full line-up, program, and to browse the Book Clubs and Writing Mini Masterclasses, please click here:




When purchasing a Pass, especially if you use a discount code, please double check that your chosen Book Clubs or Classes are still listed BEFORE purchase. 

If you choose your clubs/classes first, then enter a discount code, Sticky Tickets sometimes unticks your choices. Please check them again.

After purchasing a Pass, please check that your receipt from Sticky Tickets shows your chosen classes/clubs were registered. If one is missing, please email your choice to: felicity.lemon.tarwf@gmail.com



- After you purchase a ticket, keep an eye out for emails from felicity.lemon.tarwf@gmail.com with more information about the weekend and - in the days leading up to 27 & 28 Nov - links to Channel 1, your chosen Book Clubs and Writing Mini-Masterclasses.

- Be prepared to pamper yourself with some time out. Set up your computer or laptop in the most comfortable room of your house, get your favourite snacks and drinks in, and decide if you’re going to sit back and enjoy some you time, or jump onto Twitter @terroraustfest and chat with other festival-goers like yourself.

- You can re-watch, on demand and in any order, any Channel 1 sessions from the weekend up until 2022.

We look forward to seeing you for a criminally good time.


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Ms. Felicity Lemon
Auspicious Arts Projects Inc.

Auspicious Arts Projects Inc.

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Refund Policy

No refund, All Author Interviews, Panel Discussions and Book Parties will be available on demand until 2022.