Sunday, June 04, 2017

Picking the Pinckley Pair

From The Gumshoe Site comes word that Louise Penny has won the 2017 Pinckley Prize for Distinguished Body of Work. Penny—whose latest Armand Gamache novel, Glass Houses, is due out from Minotaur Books in late August—is the first Canadian crime fictionist to receive this award. The Pinckley Prize was established in 2012 by the Women’s National Book Association of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Meanwhile, Atlanta, Georgia’s Trudy Nan Boyce has been declared the winner of the Pinckley Prize for Debut Novel. This commendation celebrates Boyce’s 2016 police procedural, Out of the Blues (Putnam), which a Pinckley news release says is “the beginning of a series featuring Detective Sara Alt, or ‘Salt.’”

Each author will be given a $2,500 cash award, “as well as a beautiful paper rosette fashioned from the pages of their books,” during a September 8 ceremony to be held at the Academy of the Sacred Heart/Nims Fine Arts Center in New Orleans.

Congratulations to both winners!

1 comment:

Gram said...

I'm not sure I like the idea of destroying good books for a rosette. But that's me.