The Next Great Hotbed of Crime Writing – the 2014 Ned Kelly Awards Shortlist
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The shortlist for the 2014 Australian Crime Writers Association Ned Kelly Awards was announced at the Bendigo Writers Festival last weekend. The ACWA award prizes for crime fiction and true crime writing with four categories : Best Fiction, Best First Fiction, True Crime and the Sandra Harvey Short Story Award.
The winners of the 2014 awards will be announced at the Brisbane Writers Festival on Saturday September 6.
Chair of the ACWA, Michael Robotham, said of the 2014 shortlist, “I can’t remember a time when the competition was so fierce and the quality so high. Nordic crime has been huge around the world since the Stieg Larsson trilogy but I think Australia can become the next great hotbed of crime writing.”
Bitter Wash Road by Garry Disher
Beams Falling by PM Newton (2nd in the Detective Nhu ‘Ned’ Kelly series)
One Boy Missing by Stephen Orr
The Dying Beach by Angela Savage
2014 BEST FIRST CRIME NOVEL
Dead Cat Bounce by Peter Cotton
Hades by Candice Fox
Blood Witness by Alex Hammond
Every Breath by Ellie Marney
2014 BEST TRUE CRIME
Forever Nine by John Kidman & Denise Hofman
No Mercy: True Stories of Disaster, Survival and Brutality by Eleanor Learmonth & Jenny Tabakoff
JFK: The Smoking Gun by Colin McLaren
Outlaw Bikers in Australia by Duncan McNab
Murder in Mississippi by John Safran
2014 SANDRA HARVEY SHORT STORY AWARD
Housewarming by Louise Bassett
The Scars of Noir by Darcy-Lee Tindale
Voices of SOI 22 by Roger Vickery
Splinter and Web Design both by Emma Vickic
The full list of shortlisted nominees is now published at: http://www.austcrimewriters.com/content/2014-ned-kelly-awards
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