Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dagger news and a prediction

News comes via The Bookseller that some of the Dagger shortlists will be announced next May at my favourite crime fiction convention, CrimeFest and that the Times is increasing its involvement:

The Times is to become the media partner for Crimefest in 2010, and will again provide press coverage for the Crime Writers Association (CWA) Dagger awards.

Crimefest is to take place from 20th—23rd May 2010, and the newspaper will carry a feature on the Bristol-based event in March. Following CrimeFest, the Times will also review the winners of its Sounds of Crime Awards for best abridged and unabridged crime audiobooks, sponsored by Audible.

The convention will also host the announcement of the CWA Dagger shortlists, and on 22nd May, the Times will again cover the shortlists, with reviewer Marcel Berlins supplying a a round-up of his favourites from the CWA Dagger in the Library, International, Non-Fiction, Short Story, and Debut Daggers.

Read the whole article, here.

The CrimeFest website is here (NB. Yrsa Sigurdardottir has recently signed up. CrimeFest is very supportive of translated authors and their translators.)

On a related note, Euro Crime reviewer and Crime Scraps blogger, Norman, has now read all the Ellis Peters Award shortlist. Norman's thoughts on who he wants to win and who he thinks will win, can be found here. The official winner will be announced on Thursday night.

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