Thursday, May 24, 2018

ARTHUR ELLIS AWARD WINNERS: Crime Writers of Canada

2018 Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing Shortlists

The Annual Arthur Ellis Awards by Crime Writers of Canada recognizes the best in mystery, crime, and suspense writing in fiction and non-fiction by Canadian writers. Winners were announced tonight at the Arthur Ellis Awards Gala in Toronto. Congratulations to all!
  
BEST CRIME NOVEL

Sleeping in the Ground, by Peter Robinson, publisher McClelland & Stewart

BEST FIRST CRIME NOVEL sponsored by Rakuten Kobo

Full Curl, by Dave Butler, publisher Dundurn Press

BEST CRIME NOVELLA – The Lou Allin Memorial Award

How Lon Pruitt Was Found Murdered in an Open Field with No Footprints Around, by Mike Culpepper, published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, by Dell

BEST CRIME SHORT STORY

The Outlier, by Catherine Astolfo, published in 13 Claws by Carrick Publishing

BEST NONFICTION CRIME BOOK

The Whisky King, by Trevor Cole, publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

BEST JUVENILE/YOUNG ADULT CRIME BOOK

Chase - Get Ready to Run, by Linwood Barclay, publisher Penguin Random House Puffin Canada

BEST CRIME BOOK IN FRENCH

Les Tricoteuses, by Marie Saur, publisher Héliotrope Noir

UNHANGED ARTHUR FOR BEST UNPUBLISHED FIRST CRIME NOVEL sponsored by Dundurn Press

Destruction in Paradise by Dianne Scott

The Crime Writers of Canada Grand Master Award for 2018 was presented to Gail Bowen
Gail Bowen is being recognized by Crime Writers of Canada for her long and illustrious career as a crime fiction author. She has almost 20 books in her long running Joanne Kilbourn series, several of which were either nominated for or received awards, including the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel in 1994, for A Colder Kind of Death. She has also written four Rapid Reads novellas and several plays. She is well established in Canada, highly respected in the writing community and much sought after by readers. She is frequently a guest at literary events. Several of her Joanne Kilbourn books were turned into a TV series.

About Crime Writers of Canada                            
Crime Writers of Canada was founded in 1982 as a professional organization designed to raise the profile of Canadian crime writers. Our members include authors, publishers, editors, booksellers, librarians, reviewers, and literary agents as well as many developing authors.