Saturday, May 19, 2018

CRIMEFEST AWARDS



The 10th anniversary of CrimeFest this year is in full swing, and the CrimeFest Awards were just announced at the Banquet this evening in Bristol, England.  CrimeFest 'feted' close to 500 attendees, including more than 150 authors, agents, publishers and crime fans from across the globe, who participated in four days of over 60 speaking events and panel discussions. Thanks to Sue Trowbridge for sending me the winning list! Congratulations to all!

CRIMEFEST AWARD SHORTLISTS

Best Unabridged Crime Audiobook:
J.P. Delaney, The Girl Before, (Quercus), read by Emilia Fox, Finty Williams & Lise Aagaard Knudsen

eDUNNIT AWARD
Michael Connelly, The Late Show (Orion)

LAST LAUGH AWARD
Mick Herron, Spook Street (John Murray)

H.R.F. KEATING AWARD
Mike Ripley, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (HarperCollins)

BEST CRIME NOVEL FOR CHILDREN (8 – 12)
Helena Duggan, A Place Called Perfect (Usborne Publishing)
 
BEST CRIME NOVEL FOR YOUNG ADULTS (12 – 16)

Patrice Lawrence, Indigo Donut (Hodder Children's Books)



Petrona Award Winner: Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year

The 018 Petrona Award for Best Translated Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year goes to:

Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles (Simon & Schuster; Sweden)

The winning title was just announced at CrimeFest in Bristol. The winning author and the translator of the winning titles will both receive a cash prize and the winning author will receive a full pass and guaranteed panel at CrimeFest 2019.

Runners Up:

What My Body Remembers, by Agnete Friis,
translated by Lindy Falk van Rooyen (Soho Press; Denmark)
After the Fire, by Henning Mankell,
translated by Marlaine Delargy (Vintage/Harvill Secker; Sweden)
The Darkest Day, by HÃ¥kan Nesser,
translated by Sarah Death (Pan Macmillan/Mantle; Sweden)
The White City, by Karolina Ramqvist,
translated by Saskia Vogel (Atlantic Books/Grove Press; Sweden)
The Man Who Died, by Antti Tuomainen,
translated by David Hackston (Orenda Books; Finland)

HT: Sue Trowbridge