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Join award-winning author Candice Fox to explore a writer's tools to create the creepiest, most believable villains.

When writers of crime novel, TV or film get the bad guy wrong it’s annoying, but when they get it right, it’s memorable, creepy and keeps you up at night. Join Candice Fox for an exploration into the psychopathy checklist and other fascinating tools to create walking talking villains you’d do anything to avoid if you passed on the street...

This workshop is for writers of all dark genres and forms in need of a bad guy.


An initiative of the City of Adelaide delivered in partnership with Writers SA

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About Candice Fox

Candice Fox is one of Australia’s most acclaimed crime writers. Her first and second novels, Hades and Eden, won back-to-back Ned Kelly awards in 2014 and 2015. Her subsequent novels – Fall, Crimson Lake, Redemption Point and Gone by Midnight – were all shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award, and Crimson Lake was adapted for television as Troppo. She also collaborates with James Patterson and their first book Never Never set in the outback was an immediate international bestseller. Their later novels – Fifty Fifty, Liar Liar, Hush Hush and The Inn – have all been massive bestsellers across the world.


Venue: Adelaide City Library, 3 Rundle Place, 77 Rundle Mall, Adelaide


Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to discuss accessibility, if you are Deaf and require an Auslan interpreter, or if you have registered but need to cancel your registration if you can no longer attend. Places are strictly limited to venue capacity.


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  • Finishes: November 26th, 2022 12:30 PM

Registration Details

Registration for this event ended on November 26th, 2022 10:00 AM