Monday, March 24, 2014

“Grace” Note

When I wrote yesterday about books and authors picking up awards during this last weekend’s Left Coast Crime convention in Monterey, I neglected to add that Minnesota author William Kent Krueger won the 2014 Dilys Award for his novel Ordinary Grace (Atria). The Dilys, as you are undoubtedly aware, is given annually by the The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association (IMBA) “to the mystery titles of the year which the member booksellers have most enjoyed selling.”

The other half-dozen nominees for the 2014 Dilys Award were: Seven for a Secret, by Lyndsay Faye (Amy Einhorn/Putnam); The Black Country, by Alex Grecian (Putnam); Spider Woman’s Daughter, by Anne Hillerman (Harper); Pagan Spring, by G.M. Malliet (Minotaur); and The Land of Dreams, by Vidar Sundstol; translated by Tiina Nunnally (University of Minnesota Press).

Bravo to all of these books and their writers.

READ MORE:Left Coast Crime 2014: Calamari Crime” and “Left Coast Crime: More Photos!,” by Janet Rudolph (Mystery Fanfare); “Left Coast Crime (A Little Tardy),” by Jen Forbus (Jen’s Book Thoughts).

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