The Crime Writers’ Association

Debut Dagger 2020

Shortlisted


Leanne Fry

Whipstick

    Whipstick

    Rural Australia, and the drownings of a mother and children raise dangerous questions.

    Leanne Fry is a creative designer living and working in Canberra, Australia. She studied journalism and politics at university and began her working life reporting on small town politics and personalities in rural Australia. She spent the next decade in various communications roles across state and federal politics. Her first foray into creative writing came in 2018 when she completed a novel-writing course through the Writers’ Studio in Sydney. On most days she can be found listening to true crime podcasts, dabbling in design and typography and googling imaginative ways of disposing of a body. 

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