Omnimystery News this morning brings word of last night’s recipients of the 2012 Ned Kelly Awards, given out by the Crime Writers’ Association of Australia during a ceremony held in conjunction with the Melbourne Writers Festival. Here are the winners, along with the shortlisted works that did not take home the prizes. The longlists of this year’s nominees can be found here.
Best Novel: Pig Boy, by J.C. Burke (Random House)
Also nominated: The Life, by Malcolm Knox (Allen & Unwin), and Chelsea Mansions, by Barry Maitland (Allen & Unwin)
Best First Novel: The Cartographer, by Peter Twohig (HarperCollins)
Also nominated: When We Have Wings, by Claire Corbett (Allen & Unwin), and The Courier’s New Bicycle, by Kim Westwood (HarperCollins)
Best True Crime: Sins of the Father, by Eamonn Duff (Allen & Unwin)
Also nominated: Cold Case Files, by Liz Porter (Pan Macmillan), and Call Me Cruel, by Michael Duffy (Allen & Unwin)
S.D. Harvey Short Story Award: “Summer of the 17th Poll,”
by A.J. Clifford
Also nominated: “Frame Seventeen,” by Miranda Gott, and “Seventeen Days to Freedom,” by Mark O’Flynn
Finally, Gabrielle Lord was given a Lifetime Achievement Award.