Lisa de Nikolits 
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About Lisa de Nikolits​:   
Lisa de Nikolits is the internationally-acclaimed, award-winning author of nine novels: The Hungry Mirror, West of Wawa, A Glittering Chaos, The Witchdoctor’s Bones, Between The Cracks She Fell,
The Nearly Girl, No Fury Like That, Rotten Peaches and The Occult Persuasion and the Anarchist’s Solution (all Inanna) No Fury Like That was published in Italian in 2019 by Edizione Le Assassine under the title Una furia dell’altro mondo. Her short fiction and poetry have also been published in various anthologies and journals across the country. She is a member of the Mesdames of Mayhem, the Crime Writers of Canada, The Sisters in Crime, Toronto and International Chapter, the Short Story Mystery Association and the International Thriller Writers. Originally from South Africa, Lisa de Nikolits came to Canada in 2000. She lives and writes in Toronto.

Author Resumé:
Published Novels (most recent first):
  • The Occult Persuasion and the Anarchist’s Solution, Inanna Publications, September 2019, Inanna
  • Rotten Peaches, Inanna Publications, 2018.
  • No Fury Like That, Inanna Publications, 2017,
  • Una furia dell’altro mondo, 2019, Edizione Le Assassine (Italy)
  • The Nearly Girl, Inanna Publications, 2016.
  • Between The Cracks She Fell, Inanna Publications, 2015.
  • The Witchdoctor’s Bones, Inanna Publications, 2014.
  • A Glittering Chaos, Inanna Publications, 2013.
  • West of Wawa, Inanna Publications, 2012.
  • The Hungry Mirror, Inanna Publications, 2010.

Writing Awards
  • Between The Cracks She Fell, co-winner IPPY Bronze Medal, Contemporary Fiction, 2016
  • A Glittering Chaos, co-winner IPPY Silver Medal, Popular Fiction, 2014
  • West of Wawa, winner IPPY Silver Medal, Popular Fiction, 2012.
  • The Hungry Mirror, winner IPPY Gold Medal, Women’s Issues, Fiction, 2011.
  • The Hungry Mirror, longlisted for a ReLit award, 2011.
  • Bronze Medal, Anthology, Songs on The Wind, Poetry Institute of Canada, 2003

Other Published Works
  • Short story, Hit Me With Your Pet Shark, In The Key of Thirteen, Mesdames of Mayhem Anthology, Toronto, coming October 2019.
  • Short story, Fire Drill, The Best Laid Plans, Judy Penz Sheluk Anthology, Toronto, 2019.
  • Short stories, Blood and Apricots and Mad Dog and the Sea Dragon, Thirteen Claws, Mesdames of Mayhem Anthology, Toronto, 2016.
  • Short story, Tour Guide to Murder, The Whole She Bang, Sisters in Crime Anthology, Toronto, 2016.
  • Short story, Troubled Times, Thirteen O Clock, Mesdames of Mayhem, 2016.
  • Short story, Miss Pacman Don't Love Me No More, PAC ‘N HEAT, 2016.
  • Short story, Eve Ago, Anthology, Postscripts To Darkness, Ottawa, 2015.
  • Canadian Woman Studies Journal, Volume 30, Nos 2/3, Canadian Woman Studies Journal, Poetry, She Comforts Me, 2015, poem.
  • Contributor to Rewording A Life, Anthology, Edited by Sheryl Gordon, 2015.
  • Flash Fiction Online, The Love Triangle and Henry and Hannah,, 2014.
  • Canadian Woman Studies Journal, Women Writing4 Remembering: Inanna, Winter 2012/Spring 2013, poem.
  • Bronze Medal Winner, Anthology, Songs On The Wind, Poetry Institute of Canada, 2003.
  • Stories From Our Black Book, Anthology, 2005.
  • Simply The Best, British Anthology, Short Story, 1990.

Writing Memberships
  • Australian Crime Writers Assocation – joined 2019
  • Short Mystery Fiction Writers Society – joined 2019
  • Crime Writers of Canada – joined 2012.
  • Mesdames of Mayhem – joined 2013.
  • International Thriller Writers Inc. – joined 2014.
  • Sisters in Crime – joined 2012.

Honors (not all inclusive)
  • Guest panelist at ThrillerFest, NYC, 2019
  • Guest speaker, Sisters in Crime, Toronto Chapter, 2019
  • Launch tour of Una furia dell’altro mondo, Milan, 2019
  • Guest Author and Workshop Host at FogLit September 2018
  • Host of IFOA Weekly, What’s Life Got to Do With It? March 2018
  • Panel Host and Moderator at Bouchercon 2017
  • Host and moderator for IFOA Bookclub, August 2017.
  • Guest Author at Lit On Tour, IFOA, 2016
  • Word on the Street, Keynote Speaker, Genre Tent, 2016
  • Guest Speaker at FogLit Festival, Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Served as a judge for the Hamilton Literary Awards 2014 and 2016, Fiction.
  • Key Note Speaker at Bouchercon International World Mystery Convention, Long Beach, CA, 2014.
  • Key Note Panel Speaker at Bloody Words Murder Mystery Conference, Toronto, 2014.
  • Key Note Speaker at Writers Foundation of Strathcona County, Edmonton, 2014
  • Key Note Speaker at Writers Foundation of Strathcona County, Edmonton, 2013
  • Key Note Speaker at Sisters in Crime, Toronto Chapter, 2013
  • Key Note Speaker at Writers Foundation of Strathcona County, Edmonton, 2011
  • Guest Blogger on AllLitUp, 2014
  • Guest Blogger on Open Book Toronto, 2014
  • Featured Guest on She Does The City, The Hungry Mirror, June 2010
  • Guest Speaker at George Brown College, 2011

Reviews (not all inclusive) 
  • Rotten Peaches reviewed by Foreword, Flare magazine, Beaches Metro News and the Toronto Star
  • No Fury Like That reviewed by Open Book Toronto, Hello! Canada magazine, Beach Metro News
  • The Nearly Girl reviewed by the Quill & Quire, Canadian Living magazine and Beach Metro News
  • Between The Cracks She Fell reviewed by the Quill & Quire, Open Book Toronto, 49th Shelf and Canadian Living magazine
  • The Witchdoctor’s Bones reviewed by Canadian Living magazine
  • A Glittering Chaos reviewed by Broken Pencil
  • West of Wawa reviewed by Chatelaine magazine, The Walleye, The Temiskaming Shores Public Library Blog, Canadian Living Online. West of Wawa was one of four Editor’s Choice in Chatelaine magazine, August 2011 and featured on the Chatelaine Online Bookclub
  • The Hungry Mirror reviewed by the Quill & Quire, Canadian Living, The Huffington Post, The Anglican Journal, Canadian Literature, A Quarterly of Criticism and Review, Shameless magazine

Bachelor of Arts, English and Philosophy, University of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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Una furia dell'altro mondo  
published by Edizioni Le Assassine
In the Key of Thirteen, featuring Hit Me With Your Pet Shark coming soon by the Mesdames of Mayhem. 
The Best Laid Plans  featuring Fire Drill, published by Superior Shores Press