The shortlist for the Old Peculier Theakston Crime Novel of the year was announced yesterday, reducing the original longlist down to six fantastic crime novels, all worthy winners of the award.
The shortlist contains some well known names in the crime genre, such as Val McDermid and Chris Brookmyre, who have both been nominated in previous years, and some newer authors you may not have heard of.
Now the shortlist is announced, these books will be promoted in libraries and WHS stores in the UK over the next seven weeks until 20th July when the £3,000 winner will be announced at the Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate. We’ll bring you news of the winner as we get it but for now, here are the shortlisted books:
The names were announced today by Lola, Baroness Young at a press conference at the offices of the Man Group, the prize sponsor. The shortlist is varied, three male authors and three female and cover a wide range of genres, and these novels are as follows: Read More
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The Man Booker is one of the most critically acclaimed literary prizes and comes with a £50,000 top prize. This year’s Man Booker Dozen was selected by a panel of five judges: Baroness Lola Young (Chair); literary critic, Lila Azam Zanganeh; Man Booker Prize shortlisted novelist, Sarah Hall; artist, Tom Phillips CBE RA; and travel writer, Colin Thubron CBE. Read More
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