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)
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 subsequent novels – Fall, Crimson Lake, Redemption Point and Gone by Midnight – were all shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award.In 2015 Candice began collaborating with James Patterson. Their first novel together, Never Never, set in the vast Australian outback, was a huge bestseller in Australia and went straight to number one on the New York Times bestseller list in the US, and also to the top of the charts in the UK. Their later novels – Fifty Fifty, Liar Liar, Hush Hush and The Inn – have all been massive bestsellers across the world. Candice’s latest novel is The Chase.