STRAND MAGAZINE CRITICS AWARDS
The winners of the 2022 Strand Magazine Critics Awards were announced September 21.
The Critics Awards were judged by a select group of book critics from NPR, The Boston Globe, the Associated Press, CNN and The Wall Street Journal.
Seeing Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby win another award, Cora Buhlert said, “I haven’t seen such a sweep since Ancillary Justice.”
- Razorblade Tears by S. A. Cosby (Flatiron Books)
- The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown and Co.)
- The Low Desert by Tod Goldberg (Counterpoint)
- These Toxic Things by Rachel Howzell Hall (Thomas and Mercer)
- Dream Girl by Laura Lippman (William Morrow)
- 1979 by Val McDermid (Atlantic Monthly)
BEST DEBUT NOVEL
- Bullet Train by Kōtarō Isaka, Translated by Sam Malissa (Harry Abrams)
- Who Is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews (Little, Brown and Co.)
- The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris (Atria Books)
- Lightseekers by Femi Kayode (Mulholland Books)
- Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey)
- All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris (William Morrow)
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
- Nelson DeMille
- Sandra Brown
PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
- Morgan Entrekin
The NoirCon Awards, ordinary presented in alternate years, were last given in 2016 because the 2018 convention was cancelled, and there was no 2020 NoirCon, either, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s event is catching up on the missed 2018 awards, and has already announced the 2022 winners as well.
David Goodis Award: Walter Mosley
Anne Friedberg Award for Contributions to Noir and its Preservation: Dana Polan
Kogan Award For Excellence: Geoffrey O’Brien and Max Rudin
David Goodis Award: Megan Abbott
Anne Friedberg Award for Contributions to Noir and its Preservation: Sarah Weinman
Kogan Award For Excellence: Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
The winner of the 2022 Radio-Bremen Krimipreis, one of the best known crime fiction awards in Germany, was announced in July.
- Åsa Larsson
The Swedish crime fiction writer is best known for her Rebecka Martinsson series, which has also been filmed.
[Thanks to Cora Buhlert for the stories.]