Candice Fox offers a crash course in writing compelling crime, with tips on assembling a toolbox of forensic, psychological and artistic knowledge. This course focuses on the three essential elements of the craft – creating victims that readers care about, villains that will terrify them and heroes they can’t help but fall in love with. Candice covers the nitty-gritty of structuring writing to keep readers turning the pages and answers questions about getting published in crime.

On receipt of booking, we will ask you to confirm any special requirements, including access needs. While not all rooms in Science House are fully accessible, we are committed to ensuring that all participants can attend all workshops.

With thanks to NYU Sydney.


Candice Fox (Australian)

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Hades, Candice Fox's first novel, won the Ned Kelly Award for best debut in 2014 from the Australian Crime Writers Association. The sequel, Eden, won the Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel in 2015, making Candice only the second author to win these accolades back-to-back.  Her third novel, Fall, was published to critical acclaim. In 2015 Candice began collaborating with James Patterson. Their first novel together, Never Never, set in the vast Australian outback, was released in August 2016. Candice and James have also co-written a prequel novella, Black & Blue. They are currently at work on their second full novel. Candice's latest book is Crimson Lake.