Awards Roundup: Mystery Edition! featuring JK Rowling
Posted by: Courtney Jones
This week’s roundup has been dominated by the mystery prizes awarded at BoucherCon by the Bay last week.
The Brutal Telling, by Louise Penny
Best First Novel
A Bad Day for Sorry, by Sophie Littlefield
Best Paperback Original
Starvation Lake, by Bryan Gruley
Best Short Story
“On the House,” (Quarry: Crime Stories by New England Writers) by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Best Critical NonFiction Work
Talking About Detective Fiction, by P.D. James
Crimspree magazine also named winners, including The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death, by Charlie Huston for Favorite book of 2009 and Even, by Andrew Grant for favorite first book 2009. For more coverage of winners and the Crimespree presence at Bouchercon, visit their blog.
In other news, J.K. Rowling now has more money and acclaim thanks to the 500,000 kroner ($93,610 US) Hans Christian Andersen Literary Prize. The award honors “a person who can be compared with Andersen”. Read more about her win here.