Monday, September 21, 2020

Bloody Late from Bloody Scotland

In case you’re wondering where I have been recently, and why I am so tardy in announcing here the winners of this year’s Bloody Scotland prizes … Well, I’ve just spent the last four days at an out-of-town family gathering, which involved serious social=distancing rules, lots of hand washing, and takeout meals only. But having now returned to the not-quite-sumptuous Rap Sheet offices, I can bring you up to date on the recipients of two awards given out during this last weekend’s online Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival.

2020 McIlvanney Prize for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year:
Pine, by Francine Toon (Doubleday)

Also shortlisted: Whirligig, by Andrew James Greig (Fledgling Press); A Dark Matter, by Doug Johnstone (Orenda); and The Art of Dying, by Ambrose Parry (Canongate)

2020 Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year:
Hold Your Tongue, by Deborah Masson (Corgi)

Also shortlisted: The Crown Agent, by Stephen O’Rourke (Sandstone Press); See Them Run, by Marion Todd (Canelo); and Pine, by Francine Toon (Doubleday)

Both results were announced on Friday. September 18, the opening day of this year’s three-day Bloody Scotland festivities.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Better late than never!... Like the update on the Glass Key Award for best Nordic Crime Novel on which their appears to be complete silence. By the way it was won by Camilla Grebe for the second time in three years.