Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Awards News

The six shortlisted titles for this years Man Booker Prize for Fiction have been announced. They are:
The Children's Book by A S Byatt
Summertime by J M Coetzee
The Quickening Maze by Adam Fould
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The winner will be announced on October 6th.

Scottish author Philip Kerr has won the world's most lucrative crime fiction prize, the RBA international prize for crime writing, for his novel If the Dead Rise Not. Kerr's book beat more than 160 others to land the €125,000 (A$209,500) prize. The book is the last in his series of 'Berlin noir' novels featuring detective Bernie Gunther, and covering a period that includes Hitler's rise to power and postwar Germany's struggle to come to terms with its past. The author said he was surprised at the size of the prize: "I recently got a prize in France which was a few bottles of wine."

A Beautiful Place To Die, the debut novel by Sydney-based filmmaker turned crime writer, Malla Nunn, has won Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Awards for the best (adult) crime novel by an Australian woman in 2008.

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