2021 Anthony Awards

Bouchercon, the world mystery convention, announced the 2021 Anthony Award winners on August 28.

The event was planned for this weekend in New Orleans but Louisiana’s rising Covid tally forced the committee to shift to a virtual event. The good news is that they aren’t holding a convention with a hurricane about to make landfall on the Gulf Coast.

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL

  • Blacktop Wasteland – S.A. Cosby – Flatiron Books

BEST FIRST NOVEL

  • Winter Counts – David Heska Wanbli Weiden – Ecco Press

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL / E-BOOK / AUDIOBOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL

  • Unspeakable Things – Jess Lourey – Thomas & Mercer

BEST SHORT STORY

  •  “90 Miles” – Alex Segura – Both Sides: Stories From the Border – Agora Books

BEST JUVENILE/YOUNG ADULT

  • Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco – Richie Narvaez – Piñata Books

BEST CRITICAL OR NONFICTION WORK

  • Unspeakable Acts: True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit, and Obsession – Sarah Weinman, ed. – Ecco Press

BEST ANTHOLOGY OR COLLECTION

  • Shattering Glass: A Nasty Woman Press Anthology – Heather Graham, ed. – Nasty Woman Press

DAVID THOMPSON SPECIAL SERVICE AWARD

  • Janet Rudolph

 [Thanks to Todd Mason, Andrew Porter, and Cora Buhlert for the story.]

2 thoughts on “2021 Anthony Awards

  1. Well, it seems as if Blacktop Wasteland and Winter Counts are the crime novels of 2020, based on the number of awards they’ve both won. To be fair, they’re also both very good.

  2. In light of what’s getting ready to come ashore not far from New Orleans, it would have been difficult to hold a large convention there this weekend even if there wasn’t an out-of-control pandemic going on.

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