The 2012 shortlist for the Ned Kelly Awards
have been announced recently. These awards promote and encourage Australian crime writing.
Cold Case Files by Liz Porter
Call Me Cruel by Michael Duffy
Sins of the Father : the untold story behind Schapelle Corby’s ill-fated drug run by Eamonn Duff
Best First Fiction
The Courier’s New Bicycle by Kim Westwood
The Cartographer by Peter Twohig
When We Have Wings by Claire Corbett
The Life by Malcolm Knox
Chelsea Mansions by Barry Maitland
Pig Boy by J.C. Burke
A full list of the nominations can be found here
There is also the SD Harvey Short Story Award in which entrants had to include a certain word within the story. This year the word was “seventeen.” There will be more news on this award at a later date.