Sunday, August 09, 2015

Ned Hunters

The shortlist of nominees for the 2015 Ned Kelly Awards, “Australia’s oldest and most prestigious prizes for crime fiction and true-crime writing,” were announced on Saturday, August 8, by the Australian Crime Writers Association.

Best Crime Novel:
Sweet One, by Peter Docker (Fremantle Press)
Eden, by Candice Fox (Transworld)
A Murder Unmentioned, by Sulari Gentill (Pantera Press)
Crucifixion Creek, by Barry Maitland (Text)
Gun Street Girl, by Adrian McKinty (Profile)
Present Darkness, by Malla Nunn (Atria)

Best First Crime Novel:
King of the Road, by Nigel Bartlett (Random House)
What Came Before, by Anna George (Penguin)
Chasing the Ace, by Nicholas J. Johnson (Simon & Schuster)
Quota, by Jock Serong (Text)

Best True Crime:
The Fall, by Amy Dale (Random House)
This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial,
by Helen Garner (Text)
The Family Court Murders, by Debi Marshall (Random House)
He Who Must Be Obeid, by Kate McClymont and Linton Besser (Random House)
The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay, by David Murray (Random House)
The Feel-Good Hit of the Year, by Liam Pieper (Hamish Hamilton)

S.D. Harvey Short Story (with Kill Your Own Darlings):
“A Watched Pot,” by Aoife Clifford
“Short Term People,” by Andrea Gillum
“Prisoner's Dilemma,” by Stephen Gray
“Sweetie,” by Grace Heyer
“Daddy Played the Trumpet,” by Adriane Howell
“Roux’s Sister,” by Darcy-Lee Tindale

This year’s Ned Kelly Awards recipients will be declared on Saturday August 22, during the Melbourne Writers Festival.

(Hat tip to Shotsmag Confidential.)

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