The Mystery Writers of America (MWA) annual Edgar Awards were announced last night in New York. The press release follows. Congratulations to the winners!
Click here to see the lists of nominees alongside the winners.
Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2012. The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at our 67th Gala Banquet, May 2, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)
BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
The Expats by Chris Pavone (Crown Publishers)
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
The Last Policeman: A Novel by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books) Continue reading
And the thirteen authors on the longlist are:
- Belinda Bauer
- S J Bolton
- Frances Brody
- Alison Bruce
- Tania Carver
- Jane Casey
- Gordon Ferris
- Christopher Fowler
- Alex Gray
- Elly Griffiths
- Peter May
- Phil Rickman
- Michael Ridpath.
Find out more at the CWA site here.
The 2013 Desmond Elliott Prize longlist has been announced today.
- The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber
- The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
- The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan
- The Palace of Curiosities by Rosie Garland
- Petite Mort by Beatrice Hitchman
- The Fields by Kevin Maher
- Signs of Life by Anna Raverat
- Seldom Seen by Sarah Ridgard
- Jammy Dodger by Kevin Smith
- The Painted Bridge by Wendy Wallace.
The shortlist will follow on 23 May. From the Desmond Elliott Prize site:
“Launched in 2007, The Desmond Elliott Prize has quickly become established as the premier prize for new fiction… A panel of three judges for the Prize are asked to look for a novel of depth and breadth with a compelling narrative. The work should be vividly written and confidently realised and should contain original and arresting characters. Books from all fiction genres are considered.”
The 2013 BAFTA TV nominations have been announced. The following sample covers awards where crime drama features. Click on this link to see the full list in an online pdf.
- Ben Whishaw – Richard II (The Hollow Crown) – BBC Two
- Derek Jacobi – Last Tango in Halifax – BBC One
- Sean Bean – Accused (Tracie’s Story) – BBC One
- Toby Jones – The Girl – BBC Two
- Anne Reid – Last Tango in Halifax – BBC One
- Rebecca Hall – Parade’s End – BBC Two
- Sheridan Smith – Mrs Biggs – ITV
- Sienna Miller – The Girl – BBC Two
- Peter Capaldi – The Hour – BBC Two
- Stephen Graham – Accused (Tracie’s Story) – BBC OneHarry Lloyd – The Fear – Channel 4
- Simon Russell Beale – Henry IV Part 2 (The Hollow Crown) – BBC Two
- Anastasia Hille – The Fear – Channel 4
- Imelda Staunton – The Girl – BBC Two
- Olivia Colman Accused – (Mo’s Story) – BBC One
- Sarah Lancashire – Last Tango in Halifax – BBC One
- Accused – Sita Williams, Roxy Spencer, Jimmy McGovern – RSJ Films/BBC One
- Mrs Biggs – Jeff Pope, Kwajdo Dajan, Paul Whittington – ITV Studios/ITV
- Parade’s End – Damien Timmer, Tom Stoppard, Susanne White, David Parfitt – Mammoth Screen/BBC Two
- Room at the Top – Aisling Walsh, Amanda Coe, Paul Fritt, Kate Triggs – Great Meadow Productions/BBC Four
- Last Tango in Halifax – Sally Wainwright, Nicola Shindler, Karen Lewis – Red Production Company/BBC One
- Ripper Street – Richard Warlow, Tom Shankland, Stephen Smallwood – Tiger Aspect Productions/BBC One
- Scott and Bailey – Production Team – Red Production Company/ITV
- Silk – Hilary Salmon, Peter Moffat, Richard Stokes, Jeremy Webb – BBC Productions/BBC One
- The Bridge – Hans Rosenfeldt, Charlotte Sieling, Anders Landstrom, Bo Ehrhardt – Filmlance, Nimbus, ZDF Enterprises/BBC Four
- Game of Thrones – David Benioff, D.B Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger – HBO/Sky Atlantic
- Girls – Lena Dunham, Jennie Konner, Judd Apatow – HBO/Sky Atlantic
- Homeland – Production Team – 20th Century Fox/Channel 4
The Crime Writers’ Association has announced that the 2013 Diamond Dagger is to be awarded to Lee Child.
The Diamond Dagger is voted for by members of the CWA and celebrates an author with an outstanding body of work in crime fiction.
The award will be made at a gala dinner in the summer.
Congratulations to Lee Child!
Congratulations to Sarah Hilary on winning The Cheshire Prize for Literature 2012!
More information here. (And who knows? They might update the page form last year’s winner some time soon.)
Sarah Hilary writes crime fiction and is represented by Jane Gregory of Gregory & Company. You can find her on twitter as @sarah_hilary.
For more information on the shortlist click on the pic.
… is Nancy Huston for Infrared.
And if you’d like to cringe over the winner’s and the shortlisteds’ achievements in this field, try The Independent here.
Winners of tonight’s Specsavers National Book Awards 2012 – “a celebration of the best of British publishing” – were (crime fiction-related in italics):
- Autobiography/Biography of the Year – My Animals and Other Family by Clare Balding (Viking Adult)
- Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year – Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James (Arrow)
- Crime Book of the Year available on iBookstore – A Wanted Man by Lee Child (Bantam Press)
- Outstanding Achievement Award – Ian Rankin
- WHSmith Food & Drink Book of the Year – The Hairy Dieters by Si King & Dave Myers (Weidenfeld & Nicholson)
- International Author of the Year in partnership with Google Play™ – The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (Headline Review)
- Magic FM Non-fiction Book of the Year – Is It Just Me by Miranda Hart (Hodder and Stoughton)
- Waterstones UK Author of the Year – Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel (4th Estate)
- National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year – Ratburger by David Walliams (HarperCollins Children’s)
- Audible.co.uk Audiobook of the Year – The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend, read by Caroline Quentin (Whole Story Audiobooks)
- New Writer of the Year – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Doubleday).
Also announced yesterday were the shortlists for the Costa Book Awards 2012:
2012 Costa Novel Award shortlist
- Hilary Mantel – Bring up the Bodies – Fourth Estate
- Stephen May – Life! Death! Prizes! – Bloomsbury
- James Meek – The Heart Broke In – Canongate
- Joff Winterhart – Days of the Bagnold Summer – Jonathan Cape
2012 Costa First Novel Award shortlist
- J W Ironmonger – The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder – Weidenfeld & Nicolson
- Jess Richards – Snake Ropes – Sceptre
- Francesca Segal – The Innocents – Chatto & Windus
- Benjamin Wood – The Bellwether Revivals – Simon & Schuster
2012 Costa Biography Award shortlist
- Artemis Cooper – Patrick Leigh-Fermor: An Adventure – John Murray
- Selina Guinness – The Crocodile by the Door: The Story of a House, a Farm and a Family – Penguin Ireland
- Kate Hubbard – Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household – Chatto & Windus
- Mary Talbot and Bryan Talbot – Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes – Jonathan Cape
2012 Costa Poetry Award shortlist
- Sean Borodale – Bee Journal – Jonathan Cape
- Julia Copus – The World’s Two Smallest Humans – Faber and Faber
- Selima Hill – People Who Like Meatballs – Bloodaxe Books
- Kathleen Jamie – The Overhaul – Picador
2012 Costa Children’s Book Award shortlist
- Sally Gardner – Maggot Moon – Hot Key Books
- Diana Hendry – The Seeing – The Bodley Head
- Hayley Long – What’s Up with Jody Barton? – Macmillan Children’s Books
- Dave Shelton – A Boy and a Bear in a Boat – David Fickling Books