Awards Roundup: Mystery Edition! featuring JK Rowling

This week’s roundup has been dominated by the mystery prizes awarded at BoucherCon by the Bay last week.

talkingaboutdetectivefictionIn addition to the Derringers and the Barry and Macavity award announcements, there were some big winners for the Anthony awards:

Best Novel

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

the-mystic-artsCrimspree 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.

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