Sunday, September 23, 2018

Hinkson’s Big French Showing

In addition to the news, reported here yesterday, of the winners in two other recent literary competitions, mention should be made of the fact that Chicago author Jake Hinkson’s 2015 novel, No Tomorrow (New Pulp Press), has been chosen to receive the 2018 Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. That French award, established in 1948 by novelist-critic Maurice-Bernard Endrebe, is given out annually to a pair of crime novels published in France during the previous year—one French and the other foreign. No Tomorrow has captured the foreign book honor, while Marion Brunet has claimed the French prize for her 2018 novel, L'été circulaire (The Circle of Summer).

The list of other contenders for both Grand Prix de Littérature Policière prizes this year can be found here. Among Hinkson’s foreign-author rivals for the commendation were Eva Dolan (from Britain), Jørn Lier Horst (Norway), and Fernando Aramburu (Spain).

After noting this latest international win in his blog, The Night Editor (he’d previously picked up the 2016 Prix Mystère de la Critique), Hinkson wrote: “It’s a remarkable honor, and one that I’m going to bask in for a while. If you need me, I’ll be chugging a cheap Bordeaux and singing ‘La Marseillaise.’”

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