Crime Fiction Award News

2021 CRIME COLOGNE AWARD SHORTLIST

The shortlist for the 2021 Crime Cologne Award, a German crime fiction award tied to a festival which isn’t being held this year, has been announced. “Crime Cologne Award 2021: Die Shortlist steht fest”.

Here is the list with English translations of the titles, courtesy of Cora Buhlert:

Orkun Ertener – Was bisher geschah (What happened before)
Marcel Huwyler – Frau Morgenstern und der Verrat (Frau Morgenstern and the Betrayal)
Merle Kröger – Die Experten (The Experts)
Ben Riffko – Grünes Öl (Green Oil)
Joachim B. Schmidt – Kalmann (Kalmann)
Matthias Wittekindt – Vor Gericht (In Court)

2021 NED KELLY AWARDS SHORTLISTS

The Australian Crime Writing Association announced the shortlists for the 2021 Ned Kelly Awards on July 28.

The Ned Kelly Awards are Australia’s oldest and most prestigious prizes for crime fiction and true crime writing, established in 1995.

BEST CRIME FICTION

  • Consolation by Garry Disher (Text)
  • Gathering Dark by Candice Fox (Penguin Random House)
  • A Testament of Character by Sulari Gentill (Pantera Press)
  • The Survivors by Jane Harper (Pan Macmillan)
  • The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan (Harper Collins)
  • Tell Me Lies by J.P. Pomare (Hachette)
  • When She Was Good by Michael Robotham (Hachette)
  • White Throat by Sarah Thornton (Text)

BEST DEBUT CRIME FICTION

  • The Good Mother by Rae Cairns (Bandrui Publishing)
  • The Second Son by Loraine Peck (Text)
  • The Bluffs by Kyle Perry (Penguin Random House)
  • The Night Whistler by Greg Woodland (Text)

BEST TRUE CRIME

  • The Husband Poisoner by Tanya Bretherton (Hachette)
  • Stalking Claremont: Inside the hunt for a serial killer by Bret Christian (Harper Collins)
  • Public Enemies by Mark Dapin (Allen and Unwin)
  • Hazelwood by Tom Doig (Penguin Random House)
  • Witness by Louise Milligan (Hachette)

BEST INTERNATIONAL CRIME FICTION

  • The Guest List by Lucy Foley (Harper Collins)
  • The Secrets of Strangers by Charity Norman (Allen and Unwin)
  • Take Me Apart by Sara Sligar (Text)
  • We Begin at the End by Chris Whittaker (Allen and Unwin)
  • Broken by Don Winslow (Harper Collins)

[Thanks to Cora Buhlert for the story.]

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