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Ellis Peters Historical Award 2009

Last night, the Ellis Peters Historical Award for 2009 went to Philip Kerr for If the Dead Rise Not, Quercus.

Philip Kerr being congratulated by Janet Laurence, Chair of the Judges.


Philip Kerr delivering his witty acceptance speech.


Note: there are two outgoing people on the judging panel this year (I forget which).  Replacements are Barry Forshaw of Crime Time and The Independent, and the youthful Jake Kerridge of the Daily Telegraph.

The evening was organised with aplomb by Sam Eades of Headline.

For some, tweeting was put aside for a bit of real face to face contact lubricated with wine.  On my part, how good to meet you all and to put faces and voices to the maximum 140 character tweets!


2 comments on “Ellis Peters Historical Award 2009

  1. Maxine
    October 30, 2009

    Nice report and pix, CFR. I hadn’t realised that you were going to attend in person!

  2. crimeficreader
    October 30, 2009

    Thanks, Maxine. Had a lot of advance warning of when it was to be held so I managed to get a really cheap train ticket! Very last night and I am still very tired, but it was a lot of fun. Nice to be there in the year that Philip Kerr won too. His sense of humour was wicked to say the least. Luckily, David Headley of Goldsboro Books recorded the speech on his phone and will be putting it on YouTube in the next few days. I’ll keep an eye out and make sure link is on friend feed when it arrives.

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