Friday 19 April 2013

2013 Arthur Ellis Awards 2013 Nominees announced

For readers of crime, mystery, espionage and all manner of criminal doings, both fictional and factual, the Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing are the awards to check out for the newest and the best. (A bit of trivia: The awards are named for the pseudonym of the Official Executioner for the Dominion of Canada from 1913-1935, which explains the appearance of the award as seen to the right.)  Awarded annually by the Crime Writers of Canada since 1984, the Arthur Ellis Awards include the following categories:

For Published Works:
  • Best Crime Novel *
  • Best First Crime Novel *
  • Best Crime Book in French
  • Best Crime Nonfiction
  • Best Juvenile/Young Adult Crime Book
  • Best Crime Short Story
For Unpublished Work:
  • The Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel *
*Awards for which prizes are provided

This year's shortlist of works from 2012 were announced last night at events in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa.  

Here are the nominees for the Best Juvenile/Young Adult Crime Book:

    Lisa Harrington
    Live to Tell
    Cormorant Books

    Y. S. Lee
    The Agency: The Traitor in the Tunnel
    Candlewick Press

    Reviewed here 
    Sylvia McNicoll
    Crush Candy Corpse
    James Lorimer & Company

     Reviewed here
    Shane Peacock
    Becoming Holmes
    Tundra Books

    Reviewed here
    Elizabeth Stewart
    The Lynching of Louie Sam
    Annick Press

      The awards will be presented at the Arthur Ellis Awards Banquet in Toronto on May 30, 2013. For more information about this year's awards, go to the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards

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