Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Achieving Aussies

The Crime Writers’ Association of Australia has announced the winners of its 2011 Ned Kelly Awards as follows:

Best Fiction: The Diggers Rest Hotel, by Geoffrey McGeachin (Penguin)

Best First Fiction: Prime Cut, by Alan Carter (Fremantle Press)

True Crime: Abandoned: The Sad Death of Dianne Brimble, by Geesche Jacobson (Allen & Unwin)

S.D. Harvey Short Story: “Hemisphere Travel Guides: Las Vegas for Vegans,” by A.S. Patric

The longlist of contenders for this year’s Neddies can be found here, while the subsequent shortlist is available here.

(Hat tip to Omnimystery News.)

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In other Aussie awards news, crime writer P.M. Netwon is one of two authors to win the 2011 Asher Literary Award. She received this commendation for her 2010 novel, The Old School.

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