Sunday 10 May 2015

2015 Arthur Ellis Awards for Canadian Crime Writing: Shortlists announced

The shortlists of nominees for the Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing were announced almost two weeks ago but, with a less than cooperative computer, I've just been allowed to post them now! Awarded annually by the Crime Writers of Canada since 1984, the Arthur Ellis Awards are given in the following categories:

For Published Works:
• Best Novel 
• Best First Novel 
• Best Novella
• Best Short Story
• Best Book in French
• Best Juvenile/Young Adult Book
• Best Nonfiction Book
For Unpublished Work:
• The Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel 

Here are the nominees for the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile/Young Adult Crime Book:

by Michael Betcherman
Penguin Canada

Dead Man's Switch
by Sigmund Brouwer
Harvest House

The Voice inside My Head
by S. J. Laidlaw

About That Night
by Norah McClintock
Orca Book Publishers

The Bodies We Wear
by Jeyn Roberts
Knopf Books for Young Readers

The 2015 winners will be announced at the Arthur Ellis Awards gala dinner on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Arts & Letters Club in downtown Toronto.

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