Literary Events Australia thanks all participants of ten years of the Crime & Justice Festival. News on our next festival published as soon as available.

Click here to view our program.

Bookings are now open for the tenth anniversary Crime & Justice festival

Special events include:

A smørrebrød lunch at Denmark House investigating Scandinavian Noir


Reader’s Theatre: The Law on the Page:
The law, social justice and the legal profession in literature to be held
The Melbourne Athenaeum Library.

Saturday 12 November is a day devoted to panel discussions on crime fiction and
social justice in the heart of the legal district at The Metroplitan Hotel on William Street.
Seating at all events is strictly limited so early bookings are recommended.

You can purchase your tickets and find more  information on ticketing and
festival venues below.


All Tickets are $20 per person per session except for “Bodies in the Snow”.

Please note: for the Saturday sessions at The Metropolitan Hotel, there will be the
opportunity to purchase meals and refreshments (meals served 11am to 3pm
downstairs). If you present your festival ticket when purchasing any food or
beverage you will go in the draw for a $200 prize pack of books and vouchers.

Tickets can be purchased online or by phone to Reader’s Feast Bookstore on (03) 9662 4699 Monday-Friday and on 0413 138 150 on weekends.

The ‘Post-It Note Book Club’
New this year, and a feature at all festival events, will be the Post-It Note Book Club. To add to the festival atmosphere and to enhance the sense of engagement that characterises literary events, we are asking audience members to suggest further reading along the lines of the topic of the session by posting a post-it note with the book title, author and their first name and an initial. We’ll be leaving these post-it notes up at every event for people to benefit from each others’ suggestions and then after the festival is over, we’ll be featuring the suggested reading lists in our social media.


Denmark House
Denmark House is the heartbeat of Danish culture and cuisine in Melbourne’s CBD, on Little Bourke Street. Denmark House is a beautiful contemporary venue, an
inspiring hub for ‘all things Danish’ – from Nordic cuisine, furniture and fashion to environmental sustainability, biotech and urban design. It’s the place to connect with the local Danish community and like-minded people.

The Melbourne Athenaeum Library
Throughout its life, the Athenaeum Library has provided Melburnians with access to a hand-picked collection of books and reading material. Today the library holds a 30,000-strong collection and hosts regular events, talks, book clubs and a screen club. It provides a warm, inviting reading room to relax in the heart of the city, and payment of an annual subscription allows you to become part of this extraordinary institution, part of Melbourne’s history.

The Metropolitan Hotel
The Metropolitan Hotel on William Street is in the heart of Melbourne’s legal
precinct and is a contemporary pub offering a modern Australian menu, craft beer
& private functions in its dedicated events space upstairs.

Please note: sessions will take place upstairs in each venue. There is limited
disabled access. Please call for specific information on each venue -
(03) 9662 4699.

Festival Organisation
The tenth Crime & Justice festival is presented by Literary Events Australia in
association with Reader’s Feast Bookstore and festival venue hosts Denmark House, The Melbourne Athenaeum Library and The Metropolitan Hotel.

Media Enquires:
Mary Dalmau – T: 0413 138 150
Festival Hashtag: #CrimeJustFest

The festival organisers thank:
Simon Clews, program creator
Imogen Armstrong-Orr,
Reader’s Theatre event and volunteer co-ordination
Nigel Giles, Reader’s Theatre event
Andrew Dalmau, website and ticketing