Saturday, February 20, 2021

Gearing Up for the Leftys

We’re still almost two months away from presentations of the 2021 Lefty Awards, sponsored by the Left Coast Crime Convention. Although this year’s convention itself has been “rescheduled for 2022,” Lefty winners for 2021 are to be announced online on April 10.

In the meantime, convention organizers have arranged—for next Saturday, February 27—a succession of virtual panel discussions intended to build up interest in those Lefty contenders. Janet Rudolph explains in Mystery Fanfare that those presentations will begin with a 15-minute introduction at 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 ET. That will be followed by hour-long discussions of nominees for the Lefty Award for Best Debut Novel, the Lefty Award for Best Novel, the Lefty Award for Best Historical Novel, and the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Novel. Lists of the contenders in each of those categories can be found here.

Registration for these Zoom events is free, but registration is required. Go here to fill out the paperwork.

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