MCILVANNEY PRIZES. Two award winners were announced at the Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival in Stirling, Scotland on September 20.
Scottish noir is celebrated by the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year.
And the winner of the 2019 McIlvanney Debut Prize is —
NED KELLY AWARDS. The 2019 Ned Kelly Awards, given by the Australian Crime Writing Association, were presented on September 6.
Best True Crime
- Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee
Best First Fiction
- The Rúin by Dervla McTiernan
- The Lost Man by Jane Harper
Best Adult Crime Novel
- The Rúin by Dervla McTiernan (HarperCollins Australia)
Best Young Adult Crime Novel
- Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein (Walker Books)
Best Children’s Crime Novel
- Wakestone Hall by Judith Rossell (ABC Books)
Best Non-fiction Crime Book
- The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper (Penguin Random House)
Best Debut Novel
- Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee (Allen & Unwin)
- The Lost Man by Jane Harper (Pan Macmillan Australia)
PINCKLEY PRIZES. The 2019 Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction, awarded by the Women’s National Book Association of New Orleans, honor two women writers. Both winners will receive both a financial award of $2,500 and a trip to New Orleans to accept their prize at a ceremony on October 10.
The Pinckley Prize for Distinguished Body of Work
- Megan Abbott
The Pinckley Prize for Debut Novel
- Sarah St. Vincent
[Thanks to Cora Buhlert for the story.]