2016 Davitt Awards shortlist for best crime books announced

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We are so proud of AWC presenter and acclaimed author, Candice Fox, with her novel Fall shortlisted for the 2016 Davitt Awards. As presenter of our Anatomy of a Crime: How to Write About Murder course, it comes as no surprise that Candice’s thrillers have captivated critics and readers alike.

We are also delighted for AWC graduate Fleur Ferris, who has been shortlisted in both the Debut and Young Adult category for her novel Risk. An incredible achievement – well done Fleur!

From the Sisters in Crime website:

Sisters in Crime has announced its shortlist for its 16th Davitt Awards for best crime books but, at 28 books, the list is rather long.

“The reason for such a long shortlist is simple,” says Jacqui Horwood, the Davitt Judges wrangler. “There are just so many outstanding debut books. The crime writing sorority is bursting with new and exciting authors with so many different takes on the genre.”

The 2016 shortlist.

Adult novels (6)

Young Adult Novels (4)

Children’s Novels (3)

Non-Fiction (6)

Debut (9)

For more information on the Davitt Awards, check out the Sisters in Crime website.


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