Thursday 8 October 2015

2015 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion nominees announced

I just learned about Killer Nashville, a writers’ conference, founded in 2006, that advocates for writers and readers of all genres. Among their multiple awards is the Silver Falchion, a readers' choice award, given in the following 22 categories:
  • Best Novel: Romantic Suspense
  • Best Novel: Cozy/Traditional
  • Best Novel: Historical
  • Best Novel: Private Detective/Police Procedural
  • Best Novel: Speculative
  • Best Novel: Literary Suspense
  • Best Novel: Political Thriller/Adventure
  • Best Novel: Crime Thriller
  • Best First Novel: Cozy/Traditional/Historical
  • Best First Novel: Literary Suspense
  • Best First Novel: Mystery/Thriller
  • Best Children’s Picture Book
  • Best Children’s Chapter Book
  • Best Middle Grade
  • Best Young Adult
  • Best Nonfiction: Mainstream Crime Reference
  • Best Single-Author Collection
  • Best Multi-Author Anthology
  • Best Long-form Novelty Fiction/Poetry/Graphic/Experimental
  • Best Nonfiction: Memoir/Biography
  • Best Nonfiction: Academic
  • Best Nonfiction: True Crime
And, surprise, surprise, multiple youngCanLit titles are among the finalists for several awards.  Congratulations to the following authors and illustrators (and publishers) on this recognition! (Listing for all nominees is available at

Best Children’s Picture Book
Nine Words Max
by Dan Bar-El
Illustrated by David Huyck

The Bambino and Me 
by Zachary Hyman
Illustrated by Zachary Pullen

An Armadillo in Paris 
by Julie Kraulis

Spic-and-Span: Lillian Gilbreth’s Wonder Kitchen 
by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by David Perkins

Hope Springs 
by Eric Walters
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes

Best Middle Grade

Audrey (Cow) 
by Dan Bar-El
Illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss

The Swallow: A Ghost Story 
by Charis Cotter

Best Young Adult

The Voice Inside My Head 
by  S.J. Laidlaw

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