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Thursday, September 30, 2010

William Hill Sports Book of the Year award (1989-2010)

2009 and previous years information from Wikipedia, 2010 info from Book2book both accessed 9/30/10

2010 Longlist
Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi
A Book of Heroes: Or a Sporting Half Century by Simon Barnes
No Place to Hide: How I Put the Black in the Union Jack by Errol Christie with Tony McMahon
Trautmann's Journey: From Hitler Youth to FA Cup Legend by Catrine Clay
The Grudge: Scotland vs. England, 1990 by Tom English
Tea With Mr Newton: 100,000 Miles, The Longest Protest March in History by Rob Hadgraft
A Last English Summer by Duncan Hamilton
Blood Knots by Luke Jennings
Liston & Ali: The Ugly Bear and the Boy Who Would Be King by Bob Mee
Beware of the Dog: Rugby's Hard Man Reveals All by Brian Moore
We Ate All the Pies by John Nicholson
Blood, Sweat and Treason by Henry Olonga
Bounce: How Champions Are Made by Matthew Syed

Year Title Author(s) Featured Sport
2009 Harold Larwood (Biography) Duncan Hamilton Cricket
2008 Coming Back to Me Marcus Trescothick Cricket
2007 Provided You Don't Kiss Me Duncan Hamilton Football
2006 Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Geoffrey Ward Boxing
2005 My Father & Other Working Class Football Heroes Gary Imlach Football
2004 Basil D'Oliveira Peter Oborne Cricket
2003 Broken Dreams: Vanity, Greed and the Souring of British Football Tom Bower Football
2002 In Black and White: The Untold Story of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens Donald McRae Athletics, Boxing
2001 Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse Laura Hillenbrand Horse racing
2000 It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life Lance Armstrong, Sally Jenkins Cycling
1999 A Social History of English Cricket Derek Birley Cricket
1998 Angry White Pyjamas: An Oxford Poet Trains with the Tokyo Riot Police Robert Twigger Aikido
1997 A Lot of Hard Yakka Simon Hughes Cricket
1996 Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing Donald McRae Boxing
1995 A Good Walk Spoiled: Days and Nights on the PGA Tour John Feinstein Golf
1994 Football Against the Enemy Simon Kuper Football
1993 Endless Winter: The Inside Story of the Rugby Revolution Stephen Jones Rugby
1992 Fever Pitch Nick Hornby Football
1991 Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times Thomas Hauser Boxing
1990 Rough Ride Paul Kimmage Cycling
1989 True Blue: The Oxford Boat Race Mutiny Dan Topolski & Patrick Robinson Rowing

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Frank O'Connor short story award (2009-10)

2010 Award
Burning Bright by Ron Rash won the €35,000 (US$45,740) Frank O'Connor award for a collection of short fiction, the Guardian reported.

2009 Award

Four debut collections are among the six books shortlisted for this year's €35,000 (US$49,310) Frank O'Connor short story award, the Guardian reported. The winner will be announced on September 20 as the culmination of Cork's annual Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival.

Frank O'Connor shortlist:

An Elegy for Easterly by Petina Gappah
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower
Ripples and Other Stories by Shih-Li Kow
Love Begins in Winter by Simon Van Booy
The Pleasant Light of Day by Philip O. Ceallaigh
Singularity by Charlotte Grimshaw

Monday, September 20, 2010

Edna Staebler Award for Creative Nonfiction (2010)

Finalists for the 2010 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Nonfiction, which recognizes Canadian writers of first or second works of creative nonfiction with Canadian significance, are:

Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada by Allan Casey
A Very Capable Life: The Autobiography of Zarah Petri by John Leigh Walters
Smiling Bears: A Zookeeper Explores the Behaviour and Emotional Life of Bears by Else Poulsen

The winner will be announced October 11, Quillblog reported.

PEN USA Literary Awards (2009-10)

From Pen Center USA accessed 9/20/10

Victor Lodato: Mathilda Savitch (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)

Scott Blackwood: We Agreed to Meet Just Here (New Issues Poetry & Prose)
Robert Boswell: The Heydey of Insensitive Bastards (Graywolf Press)
Ryan Boudinot: Misconception (Grove/Atlantic)
Laird Hunt: Ray of the Star (Coffee House Press)

Amy Catanzano: Multiversal (Fordham University Press)
Dan Beachy-Quick: The Nest, Swift Passerine (Tupelo Press)
Douglas Kearney: The Black Automaton (Fence Books)
Rachel Loden: Dick of the Dead (Ahsahta Press)
Joseph Stroud: Of This World: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press)

Vicki Forman: This Lovely Life (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Charles Bowden: Some of the Dead are Still Breathing: Living in the
Future (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Stephen Elliott: The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism,
and Murder (Graywolf Press)
Jarvis Jay Masters: That Bird Has My Wings: The Autobiography of an
Innocent Man on Death Row (HarperOne)
Gregory Orfalea: Angeleno Days: An Arab American Writer on Family,
Place, and Politics (University of Arizona Press)

Minal Hajratwala: Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company)
Dan Baum: Nine Lives: Death and Live in New Orleans (Random House
Publishing Group)
Lesley Hazleton: After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni
Split in Islam (Doubleday Publishing)
Robin Kelley: Thelonious Monk (Free Press/Simon & Schuster)
Carol Sklenicka: Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life (Scribner/Simon & Schuster)

Paul Fleischman: The Dunderheads (Candlewick Press)
Kate DiCamillo: The Magician's Elephant (Candlewick Press)
Benjamin Alire Saenz: Last Night I Sang to the Monster (Cinco Puntos Press)
Liz Garton Scanlon: All the World (Beach Lane Books)

Mary Melton: Julius Shulman in 36 Exposures (Los Angeles Magazine)
Megan Feldman: Gimme Shelter (Dallas Observer)
Kristen Hinman: Vanishing Act (River Front Times)
Matthew Segal: Spokes People (Los Angeles Magazine)
Joe Wilkins: Out West: Growing Up Hard (Orion Magazine)

Fady Joudah: Mahmoud Darwish's If I Were Another (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Sean Cotter: Liliana Ursu's Lightwall (Zephyr Press)
Stephen Kessler: Luis Cernuda's Desolation of the Chimera (White Pine Press)
Donald Revell: Arthur Rimbaud's The Illuminations (Omnidawn Publishing)
Edward Snow: The Poetry of Rilke

PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction ($25,000)
Cormac McCarthy

PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction ($10,000)
Steve Coll for The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century

Jeff Madrick for The Case for Big Government
Jane Mayer for The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals

The Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation: The PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation is given every three years and honors a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of his or her work.
Michael Henry Heim

PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography ($10,000)
To Richard Brody for Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard

Jeffrey Meyers for Samuel Johnson: The Struggle
Stanley Plumly for Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography

PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers ($35,000)
Donald Ray Pollock for Knockemstiff

Rivka Galchen for Atmospheric Disturbances
Aravind Adiga for The White Tiger

Laura Pels Foundation Awards for Drama ($7,500)
Master: Sam Shepard
Mid-career: Nilo Cruz
PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry ($5,000)
Jeffrey Yang for An Aquarium

PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship ($5,000)
Carol Lynch Williams for A Glimpse Is All I Can Stand

PEN Award for Poetry in Translation ($3,000)
Marilyn Hacker for her translation of King of a Hundred Horsemen by Marie Étienne

Randall Couch for his translation of Madwomen by Gabriela Mistral
Forrest Gander for his translation of Firefly Under the Tongue: Selected Poems by Coral Bracho

PEN Translation Prize ($3,000)
Natasha Wimmer for her translation of 2666 by Roberto Bolaño

Jordan Stump for his translation of The Waitress Was New by Dominique Fabre
Joel Rotenberg for his translation of The Post-Office Girl by Stefan Zweig

PEN/Nora Magid Award ($2,500)
Hanna Tinti for One Story
New Yorker Critic Wins PEN/Bograd Weld Biography Prize

Richard Brody, a film critic and editor at the New Yorker, was selected for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography, a $10,000 prize given to a distinguished biography possessing notable literary merit published in the United States during the previous calendar year.
Brody received the award for his first book, Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard (Metropolitan Books). Billy Collins hosted the ceremony, which was held in Elebash Recital Hall at the Graduate Center, CUNY, on May 19.
The award was established by Rodman L. Drake. This year's judges were Timothy Noah, René Steinke, and Judith Thurman.
The finalists were Jeffrey Meyers, for Samuel Johnson: The Struggle (Basic Books), and Stanley Plumly, for Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography (W. W. Norton & Co.).
For more information about the award, visit the PEN website.

Friday, September 17, 2010

National Reading Group Month's Great Group Reads (2009-10)

2010 list from Shelf Awareness 9/17/10
In connection with National Reading Group Month, which is sponsored by the Women's National Book Association and is designated for October, the National Reading Group Month Selection Committee has chosen a dozen novels and one memoir as this year's Great Group Reads. The titles, recommended for reading groups at bookstores, libraries, online and elsewhere, are:

Blame by Michelle Huneven (Picador)
The Blessings of the Animals by Katrina Kittle (Harper Perennial)
Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship by Cathie Beck (Voice)
Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger (Gallery)
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow (Algonquin)
Little Bee by Chris Cleave (Simon & Schuster)
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli (St. Martin's)
Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden (Picador)
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (Doubleday)
The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin (Harper Perennial)
Room by Emma Donoghue (Little, Brown)
Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye (Unbridled Books)
Up from the Blue by Susan Henderson (Harper)

2009 list from Shelf Awareness 092809:
Appassionata by Eva Hoffman
The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë by Syrie James (Avon A)
The House on Fortune Street by Margot Livesey (Harper Perennial)
Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal by Julie Metz (Voice)
While I'm Falling by Laura Moriarty (Hyperion)
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson (Picador)
Cost by Roxana Robinson (Picador)
Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie (Picador)

The titles were selected for their potential to "open up lively conversations about a host of timely and provocative topics, from the intimate dynamics of family and personal relationships to major cultural and world issues." The selection committee also focused on titles from small presses and less-known titles from large houses.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Arthur Ross Book Award (2002-2009)

The annual Arthur Ross Book Award recognizes books that make an outstanding contribution to the understanding of foreign policy or international relations. The prize, endowed by Arthur Ross in 2001, is for nonfiction works (including biography) from the past two years, in English or translation, that merit special attention for:

* bringing forth new information that can change our understanding of events or problems;
* developing analytical approaches that allow new and different insights into a key issue;
* or providing new ideas to help resolve foreign-policy problems.

Gold Medal - Liaquat Ahamed. Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World
Silver Medal - Seth G. Jones. In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan
Honorable Mention - Gerard Prunier. Africa's World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe

2009 Gold Medal - Philip P. Pan for Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China
2009 Silver Medal - Ahmed Rashid for Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
2009 Honorable Mention - Gareth Evans for The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and For All
2008 Gold Medal – Paul Collier for The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
2008 Silver Medal – Trita Parsi for Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States
2008 Honorable Mention – Robert Dallek for Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power
2007 Gold Medal – Kwame Anthony Appiah for Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers
2007 Silver Medal – Robert L. Beisner for Dean Acheson: A Life in the Cold War
2007 Honorable Mention – Thomas E. Ricks for Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003 to 2005
2006 Gold Medal – Tony Judt for Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945
2006 Silver Medal – Olivier Roy for Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah
2006 Honorable Mention – George Packer for The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq
2005 Gold Medal – Steve Coll for Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
2005 Silver Medal – Stephen Biddle for Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle
2005 Honorable Mention – James Mann for Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet
2004 Gold Medal – Daniel Benjamin, Steven Simon for The Age of Sacred Terror: Radical Islam's War Against America
2004 Silver Medal – Robert Cooper for The Breaking of Nations: Order and Chaos in the Twenty-First Century
2004 Honorable Mention – Ivo H. Daalder, James M. Lindsay for America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy
2003 Gold Medal – Samantha Power for A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
2003 Silver Medal – Margaret Macmillan for Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
2003 Honorable Mention – Philip Bobbitt for The Shield of Achilles
2002 Gold Medal – Robert Skidelsky for John Maynard Keynes: 1883-1946: Economist, Philosopher, Statesman
2002 Silver Medal – Lawrence Freedman for Kennedy's Wars: Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam
2002 Honorable Mention – Walter Russell Mead, Richard C. Leone for Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World

2010 info from http://www.literaryawards.com.au/american/arthurross.html accessed 9/14/10
2009 and prior info from wikipedia accessed 9/14/10

Agatha Award (1988-2009)

2008 and prior info from Wikipedia accessed 9/14/10

The Agatha Awards are literary awards for mystery and crime writers who write via the same method as Agatha Christie (i.e. closed setting, no sex or violence, amateur detective). At an annual convention in Washington, D.C., the Agatha Awards are handed out by Malice Domestic Ltd, in five categories: Best Novel; Best First Mystery; Best Short Story; Best Non-Fiction; Best Children's/Young Adult Mystery. Additionally, in some years the Poirot Award is presented to honor individuals other than writers who have made outstanding contributions to the mystery genre, but it is not an annual award.

2009 Agatha Winners - (awarded in 2010 -May 2)
Winner - The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
Swan for the Money by Donna Andrews (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
Bookplate Special by Lorna Barrett (Berkley Prime Crime)
Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen (Berkley Prime Crime)
Air Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan (MIRA)

Winner -The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Delacorte Press)
For Better For Murder by Lisa Bork (Midnight Ink)
Posed for Murder by Meredith Cole (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
The Cold Light of Mourning by Elizabeth Duncan (St. Martin’s Press)
In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff (Minotaur Books)

Winner - Dame Agatha’s Shorts by Elena Santangelo (Bella Rosa Books)
Duchess of Death by Richard Hack (Phoenix Books)
Talking About Detective Fiction by P.D. James (Knopf)
Blood on the Stage 1925-1950 by Amnon Kabatchnik (Scarecrow Press)
The Talented Miss Highsmith by Joan Schenkar (St. Martin’s Press)

Winner - The Hanging Hill by Chris Grabenstein (Random House)
The Morgue and Me by John C. Ford (Viking Juvenile)
The Case of the Poisoned Pig by Lewis B. Montgomery (Kane Press)
The Other Side of Blue by Valerie O. Patterson (Clarion Books)
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer (Philomel)

Best First Novel
2008 - G.M. Malliet, Death of a Cozy Writer (Midnight Ink)
Sarah Atwell, Through a Glass, Deadly (Berkley Trade)
Krista Davis, The Diva Runs Out of Thyme (Penguin Group)
Rosemary Harris, Pushing Up Daisies (Minotaur Books)
Joanna Campbell Slan, Paper, Scissors, Death (Midnight Ink)
2007 - Hank Phillippi Ryan, Prime Time (Harlequin)
Charles Finch, A Beautiful Blue Death (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Beth Groundwater, A Real Basket Case (Five Star Mystery)
Deanna Raybourn, Silent in the Grave (Mira)
2006 - Sandra Parshall, The Heat of the Moon (Poisoned Pen Press)
Jane Cleland, Consigned to Death (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Honora Finkelstein and Susan Smily, The Chef Who Died Sauteing (Hilliard & Harris)
Hailey Lind, Feint of Art (Signet)
Karen MacInerney, Murder on the Rocks (Midnight Ink)
2005 - Laura Durham, Better Off Wed (HarperCollins Publishers)
Laura Bradford, Jury of One (Hilliard & Harris)
Shirley Damsgaard, Witch Way to Murder (Avon Books)
Maggie Sefton, Knit One, Kill Two (Berkley Publishing Group)
Lisa Tillman, Blood Relations (Hilliard & Harris)
2004 - Harley Jane Kozak, Dating Dead Men (Doubleday)
Judy Clemens, Till the Cows Come Home (Poisoned Pen Press)
Patricia Harwin, Arson and Old Lace (Pocket Books)
Dorothy Salisbury Davis and Jerome Ross, God Speed the Night
Susan Kandel, I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason (HarperCollins)
Pari Noskin Taichert, The Clovis Incident: A Mystery (University of New Mexico Press)
2003 - Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs (Soho Press Inc.)
Elaine Flinn, Dealing in Murder (Avon)
Erin Hart, The Haunted Ground (Scribner)
S.W. Hubbard, Take the Bait (Pocket)
Maddy Hunter, Alpine for You (Pocket)
Joyce Kreig, Murder off Mike (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Sarah Stewart Taylor, O’ Artful Death (St. Martin's Press)
2002 - Julia Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Pip Granger, Not All Tarts Are Apple (Poisoned Pen Press)
Roberta Isleib, Six Strokes Under (Berkley)
Claire M. Johnson, Beat Until Stiff (Poisoned Pen Press)
Nancy Martin, How to Murder a Millionaire (Signet)
Lea Wait, Shadows at the Fair (Scribner)
2001 - Sarah Strohmeyer, Bubbles Unbound (Dutton)
Tim Myer, Innkeeping with Murder (Berkley)
Charles O'Brien, Mute Witness (Poisoned Pen Press)
Andy Straka, A Witness Above (Signet)
2000 - Rosemary Stevens, Death on a Silver Tray (Berkley Prime Crime)
Julie W. Herman, Three Dirty Women and the Garden of Death (Overmountain Press)
Irene Marcuse, Death of an Amiable Child (Walker & Company)
Denise Swanson, Murder of a Small Town Honey (Signet)
1999 - Donna Andrews, Murder with Peacocks (Thomas Dunne Books)
April Henry, Circles of Confusion (HarperTorch)
Kris Neri, Revenge of the Gypsy Queen (Rainbow Books)
Elena Santangelo, By Blood Possessed (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Marcia Talley, Sing It to Her Bones (Dell)
1998 - Robin Hathaway, The Doctor Digs a Grave (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Jerrilyn Farmer, Sympathy for the Devil (Avon)
Jacqueline Fiedler, Tiger's Palette (Pocket)
Judy Fitzwater, Dying to Get Published (Fawcett)
Sharon Kahn, Fax Me a Bagel (Scribner)
1997 - Sujata Massey, The Salaryman's Wife (HarperCollins)
Joanne Dobson, Quieter Than Sleep (Doubleday)
Phyllis Richman, The Butter Did It (HarperCollins)
Penny Warner, Dead Body Language (Bantam)
Barbara Jaye Wilson, Death Brims Over (Avon)
1996 - Anne George, Murder on a Girl's Night Out (Avon Books)
Dale Furutani, Death in Little Tokyo : A Ken Tanaka Mystery (St. Martin’s)
Terris Grimes, Somebody Else's Child (Onyx Books)
Teri Holbrook, The Grass Widow (Bantam Books)
Margaret K. Lawrence, Hearts and Bone: A Novel of Historical Suspense (Avon Books)
Lillian M. Roberts, Riding for a Fall (Gold Medal)
1995 - Jeanne M. Dams, The Body in the Transept (Walker)
Teri Holbrook, A Far and Deadly Cry
Jody Jaffe, Horse of a Different Killer
Virginia Lanier, Death in Bloodhound Red
Martha C. Lawrence, Murder in Scorpio
1994 - Jeff Abbott, Do Unto Others (Ballantine)
Janet Evanovich, One for the Money (Scribner)
Earlene Fowler, Fool's Puzzle
Barbara Burnett Smith, Writers of the Purple Sage
Polly Whitney, Until Death
1993 - Nevada Barr, Track of the Cat (Putnam)
Jan Burke, Goodnight, Irene
Deborah Crombie, A Share in Death
Sharan Newman, Death Comes as Ephiphany
Abigail Padgett, Child of Silence
1992 - Barbara Neely, Blanche on the Lam (St. Martin's Press)
Deborah Adams, All the Great Pretenders
Susan Wittig Albert, Thyme of Death
Carol Higgins Clark, Decked
Miriam Grace Monfredo, Seneca Falls Inheritance
1991 - Mary Willis Walker, Zero at the Bone (St. Martin's Press)
Mary Cahill, Carpool
Mary Daheim, Just Desserts
Rebecca Rothenberg, The Bulrush Murders
Ann Williams, Flowers for the Dead
1990 - Katherine Hall Page, The Body in the Belfry (St. Martin's Press)
Pat Burden, Screaming Bones
Diane Mott Davidson, Catering to Nobody
William F. Love, The Chartreuse Clue
Janet L. Smith, Sea of Troubles
1989 - Jill Churchill, Grime and Punishment (Avon Books)
Eleanor Boylan, Working Murder
Frances Fyfield, A Question of Guilt
Melanie Johnson Howe, The Mother Shadow
Edith Skom, The Mark Twain Murders
1988 - Elizabeth George, A Great Deliverance (Bantam)
Caroline Graham, The Killings at Badger's Drift
Corinne Sawyer, The J. Alfred Prufrock Murders
Susannah Stacey, Goodbye Nanny Grey
Dorothy Sucher, Dead Men Don't Give Seminars

Best Novel
2008 - Louise Penny, The Cruelest Month (Minotaur Books)
Donna Andrews, Six Geese A-Slaying (Minotaur Books)
Rhys Bowen, A Royal Pain (Penguin Group)
Anne Perry, Buckingham Palace Gardens (Random)
Julia Spencer-Fleming, I Shall Not Want (Minotaur Books)
2007 - Louise Penny, A Fatal Grace (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Donna Andrews, The Penguin Who Knew Too Much (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Rhys Bowen, Her Royal Spyness (Penguin Group)
Margaret Maron, Hard Row (Grand Central Publishing)
Elaine Viets, Murder with Reservations (NAL)
2006 - Nancy Pickard, The Virgin of Small Plains (Random House)
Earlene Fowler, The Saddlemaker's Wife
L. C. Hayden, Why Casey Had to Die
Nancy Pickard, The Virgin of Small Plains
Julia Spencer-Fleming, All Mortal Flesh
Jacqueline Winspear, Messenger of Truth
2005 - Katherine Hall Page, The Body in the Snowdrift (William Morrow)
Donna Andrews, Owls Well That Ends Well (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Margaret Maron, Rituals of the Season(Mysterious Press & Warner Books)
Pari Noskin Taichert, The Belen Hitch (University of NM Press)
Heather Webber, Trouble in Spades (Avon/HarperCollins Publishers)
Jacqueline Winspear, Pardonable Lies (Henry Holt Books)
2004 - Jacqueline Winspear, Birds of a Feather (Soho Press)
Donna Andrews, We'll Always Have Parrots (Thomas Dunne Books)
Laura Lippman, By a Spider's Thread (HarperCollins)
Margaret Maron, High Country Fall (Mysterious Press)
Sujata Massey, The Pearl Diver (HarperCollins)
2003 - Carolyn Hart, Letter From Home (Berkley Prime Crime)
Donna Andrews, Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
Jerrilyn Farmer, Mumbo Gumbo (William Morrow & Company)
Rochelle Krich, Dream House (Ballantine Books)
Margaret Maron, Last Lessons of Summer (Mysterious Press)
Elaine Viets, Shop till You Drop (Signet)
2002 - Donna Andrews, You've Got Murder (Berkley Prime Crime)
Rhys Bowen, Death of Riley (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Rochelle Krich, Blues in the Night (Ballantine)
Katherine Hall Page, The Body in the Bonfire (Morrow)
Elizabeth Peters, The Golden One (Morrow)
2001 - Rhys Bowen, Murphy's Law (St Martin's Minotaur)
Earlene Fowler, Arkansas Traveler (Berkley)
Charlaine Harris, Dead Until Dark (Ace)
Rochelle Krich, Shadows of Sin (Avon)
Sujata Massey, The Bride's Kimono (HarperCollins);
2000 - Margaret Maron, Storm Track (Mysterious Press)
Taffy Cannon, Guns and Roses
Jerrilyn Farmer, Killer Wedding
Sujata Massey, The Floating Girl
Elizabeth Peters, He Shall Thunder in the Sky
1999 - Earlene Fowler, Mariner's Compass (Berkley Publishing Group)
Jerrilyn Farmer, Immaculate Reception (Avon)
Carolyn Hart, Death on the River Walk (Avon)
Laura LippmanIn Big Trouble (Avon)
Sujata Massey The Flower Master (HarperCollins)
1998 - Laura Lippman, Butchers Hill (Avon Books)
Jan Burke, Liar (Simon & Schuster)
Earlene Fowler, Dove in the Window (Berkley)
Virginia Lanier, Blind Bloodhound Justice (Harper Collins)
Margaret Maron, Home Fires (Mysterious Press)
Elizabeth Peters, The Ape Who Guards the Balance (Avon)
1997 - Kate Ross, The Devil In Music (Viking)
Jan Burke, Hocus (Simon & Schuster)
Deborah Crombie, Dreaming of the Bones (Scribner)
Earlene Fowler, Goose in a Pond (Berkley)
Elizabeth Peters, Seeing a Large Cat (Warner)
1996 - Margaret Maron, Up Jumps The Devil (Mysterious Press)
Earlene Fowler, Kansas Troubles (a Benni Harper Mystery) (Berkley)
Sharan Newman, Strong as Death (Forge)
1995 - Sharyn McCrumb, If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him (Ballantine)
Joan Hess, Miracles in Maggody
Sharan Newman, The Wandering Arm
Nancy Pickard, Twilight
Walter Satterthwait, Escapade
1994 - Sharyn McCrumb, She Walks These Hills (Scribner)
Carolyn G. Hart, Scandal in Fair Haven
Laurie R. King, The Beekeeper's Apprentice
Rochelle Majer Krich, Angel of Death
Elizabeth Peters, Night Train to Memphis
1993 - Carolyn Hart, Dead Man's Island (Bantam)
Aaron Elkins, Old Scores
Joan Hess, O Little Town of Maggody
Rochele Majer Krich, Fair Game
Margaret Maron, Southern Discomfort
Kathy Hogan Trocheck, To Live and Die in Dixie
1992 - Margaret Maron, Bootlegger's Daughter (Mysterious Press)
Carolyn G. Hart, Southern Ghost
Sharyn McCrumb, The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
Anne Perry, Defend and Betray
Elizabeth Peters, The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog
1991 - Nancy Pickard, I.O.U. (Pocket)
Aaron Elkins, Make No Bones (Mysterious Press)
Carolyn G. Hart, The Christie Caper (Bantam)
Charlotte MacLeod, An Owl Too Many (Mysterious Press)
Elizabeth Peters, The Last Camel Died at Noon (Warner)
1990 - Nancy Pickard, Bum Steer (Pocket)
Charlaine Harris, Real Murders
Carolyn G. Hart, Deadly Valentine
Anne Perry, The Face of a Stranger
Ellis Peters, The Potter's Field
1989 - Elizabeth Peters, Naked Once More (Warner)
Sarah Caudwell, The Siren Sang of Murder
Carolyn G. Hart, A Little Class on Murder
Margaret Maron, Corpus Christmas
Gillian Roberts, Philly Stakes
1988 - Carolyn G. Hart, Something Wicked (Bantam)
Dorothy Cannell, The Widow's Club
Joan Hess, Mischief in Maggody
Sharyn McCrumb, Paying the Piper
Nancy Pickard, Dead Crazy

Best Non-Fiction
2008 - Kathy Lynn Emerson, How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries (Perseverance Press)
Frankie Y. Bailey, African American Mystery Writers: A Historical & Thematic Study (McFarland & Co.)
Jeff Marks, Anthony Boucher: A Biobibliography (McFarland & Co.)
Dr. Harry Lee Poe, Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His Tell-Tale Stories (Metro Books)
Kate Summerscale, The Suspicions of Mr. Whitcher, or The Murder at Road Hill House (Walker & Co.)
2007 - Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower and Charles Foley, Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters (Penguin Press)
Penny Warner, The Official Nancy Drew Handbook (Quirck Productions)
2006 - Chris Roerden, Don't Murder Your Mystery (Bella Rosa Books)
Jim Huang and Austin Lugar, Mystery Muses (The Crum Creek Press)
Daniel Stashower, The Beautiful Cigar Girl (Dutton)
2005 - Melanie Rehak, Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her (Harcourt)
Stuart Kaminsky, Behind the Mystery—Top Mystery Writers (Hothouse Press)
Marvin Lachman, The Heirs of Anthony Boucher (Poisoned Pen Press)
Leslie S. Klinger, The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes (W.W. Norton)
2004 - Jack French, Private Eye-Lashes: Radio’s Lady Detectives (Bear Manor Media)
Leslie Klinger (editor), The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories (W.W. Norton & Company)
2003 - Elizabeth Peters and Kristen Whitbread (editors) and Dennis Forbes (design), Amelia Peabody's Egypt: A Compendium (William Morrow & Company)
Colleen A. Barnett, Mystery Women: An Encyclopedia of Leading Women Characters in Mystery Fiction, Volume 3 (Parts 1 & 2) (Poisoned Pen Press)
Jo Grossman and Robert Weibezahl (editors), A Second Helping of Murder: More Diabolically Delicious Recipes from Contemporary Mystery Writers (Poisoned Pen Press)
Jeffrey Marks, Atomic Renaissance: Women Mystery Writers of the 1940s and 1950s (Delphi Books)
2002 - Jim Huang (editor), They Died in Vain: Overlooked, Underappreciated, and Forgotten Mystery Novels (Crum Creek Press)
Mike Ashley (editor), The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction (Avalon Publishing Group)
Colleen Barnett, Mystery Women: An Encyclopedia of Leading Women Characters in Mystery Fiction (Poisoned Pen Press)
Mary Higgins Clark, Kitchen Privileges: A Memoir (Simon and Schuster)
Sue Grafton (editor) with Jan Burke and Barry Zeman, Writing Mysteries: A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America (Writer's Digest Press)
2001 - Tony Hillerman, Seldom Disappointed: A Memoir (HarperCollins)
Max Allan Collins, The History of the Mystery (Collector's Press)
G. Miki Hayden, Writing the Mystery: A Start-To-Finish Guide for Both Novice and Professional (Intrigue Press)
Jeffrey Marks, Who Was That Lady? (Delphi Books)
The Sisters Wells, Food, Drink, and the Female Sleuth (Authors Choice Press/iUniverse.com)
2000 - Jim Huang (editor), 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century (Crum Creek Press)
Marvin Lachman (editor), The American Regional Mystery
Matthew Bunson, The Complete Christie (Pocket)
Helen Windrath (editor), They Wrote the Book
Martha Dubose (editor), Women of Mystery
1999 - Daniel Stashower, Teller of Tales: the Life of Arthur Conan Doyle (Henry Holt & Company)
Kate Derie, The Deadly Directory (Deadly Serious Press)
Jo Grossman and Robert Weibezahl, A Taste of Murder: Diabolically Delicious Recipes from Contemporary Mystery Writers (Poisoned Pen Press)
Willetta L. Heising, Detecting Women III (Purple Moon Press)
Rosemary Herbert, The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing (Oxford University Press)
1998 - Alzina Stone Dale, Mystery Reader's Walking Guide to Washington D.C. (Passport Books)
Edward Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, Speaking of Murder (Berkley)
Jan Grape, Dean James and Ellen Nehr, Deadly Women (Carroll & Graf)
Victoria Nichols and Susan Thompson, Silk Stalkings II (Scarecrow)
Jean Swanson and Dean James, Killer Books (Berkley)
1997 - Willeta L. Heising, Detecting Men (Pocket Guide) (Purple Moon Press)
Nina King and Robin Winks, Crimes of the Scene (St. Martin's)
Ian Ousby, Guilty Parties (Thames & Hudson)
1996 - Willetta L. Heising, Detecting Women 2 (Purple Moon Press)
Elaine Raco Chase and Anne Wingate, Amateur Detectives: A Writer's Guide to How Private Citizens Solve Criminal Cases (Writer's Digest)
Ron Miller, Mystery: A Celebration (KQED Books)
Barbara Reynolds (editor), The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers: The Making of a Detective Novelist (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Jean Swanson and Dean James, By a Woman's Hand, Second Edition (Berkley Publishing Group)
1995 - Alzina Stone Dale, Mystery Readers Walking Guide-Chicago (Passport Books, NTC Publishing Group)
Douglas Greene Ngaio, John Dickson Carr: the Man Who Explained Miracles
B.J. Rahn, Marsh: the Woman and Her Work
Kate Stine, The Armchair Detective Book of Lists, 2nd edition
Robin Whiteman, The Cadfael Companion', 2nd edition
1994 -
Jean Swanson and Dean James, By a Woman's Hand (Berkley Publishing Group)
William L. DeAndrea, Encyclopedia Mysteriosa
Allen J. Hubin, Crime Fiction II
Kathleen Gregory Klein, Great Women Mystery Writers
Charlotte MacLeod, Had She But Known: Mary Roberts Rinehart
1993 - Barbara D'Amato, The Doctor, the Murder, the Mystery (Noble Press)
Alzina Stone Dale, Dorothy L. Sayers
Michael C. Gerald, The Poisonous Pen of Agatha Christie
Edward Gorman, The Fine Art of Murder
Marvin Lachman, A Reader's Guide to the American Novel of Detection
Ellen A. Nehr, The Doubleday Crime Club Compendium 1928-91

Best Children/Young Adult Fiction
2006 - Pea Soup Poisonings by Nancy Means Wright (Hilliard & Harris)
2005 - Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams, and Flush by Carl Hiaasen 
2004 - Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett (Scholastic Press)
2003 - The 7th Knot by Kathleen Karr (Marshall Cavendish)
2002 - Red Card: A Zeke Armstrong Mystery by Daniel J. Hale
2001 - ''Mystery Of The Haunted Caves: A Troop 13 Mystery by Penny Warner

Washington State Book Awards (1987-2010)

2009 and prior information from Seattle Public Library accessed 9/14/10

The Washington State Book Award (formerly the Governor's Writers Award) is given annually for outstanding books published by Washington authors the previous year.

Fiction: Border Songs by Jim Lynch
Poetry: Inseminating the Elephant by Lucia Perillo (Copper Canyon Press)
History/Biography: The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America by Timothy Egan
General nonfiction: Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science by Carol Kaesuk Yoon
The Scandiuzzi Children's Book Awards:
Picture book: Before You Were Here, Mi Amor by Samantha Vamos, illustrated by Santiago Cohen (Viking Children's Books)
Early readers: The Magical Ms. Plum by Bonny Becker (Knopf).
Middle grades and young adults: Brutal by Michael Harmon

Fiction: "All About Lulu" by Jonathan Evison
Poetry: "A Map of the Night" by David Wagoner
History/Biography: "Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces" by Robert Clark
General Nonfiction: "S'abadeb: The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Arts and Artists" by Barbara Brotherton
Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award winners:
"What to Do About Alice? How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!" by Barbara Kerley and Edwin Fotheringham (illustrator)
"Emperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster in the Antarctic, 1910-13" by Richard Farr

Fiction: Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff
Poetry: "The Grace of Necessity" by Samuel Green
History/Biography: "Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place" by Coll Thrush
General Nonfiction: "Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations" by David R. Montgomery
Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award winners:
"Rabbit's Gift" by George Shannon and Laura Dronzek (illustrator)
"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie

Fiction: "The Dead Fish Museum" by Charles D'Ambrosio
Poetry: "Spectral Waves" by Madeline DeFrees
History/Biography: "James Tiptree Jr: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon" by Julie Phillips
General Nonfiction: "River of Memory: The Everlasting Columbia" by William D. Layman
Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award winners:
"Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant" by Jack Prelutsky and Carin Berger (illustrator)
"Grand & Humble" by Brent Hartinger

Fiction: "A Sudden Country" by Karen Fisher
Poetry: "Luck Is Luck" by Lucia Perillo
History/Biography: The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
General Nonfiction: "In the Company of Crows and Ravens" by John Marzluff and Tony Angell
Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award winners:
"So, What's It Like to Be a Cat?" by Karla Kuskin and Betsy Lewin (illustrator)
"The Witch's Boy" by Michael Gruber

"Orphans" by Charles D'Ambrosio
"Mary: A Flesh-and-Blood Biography of the Virgin Mother"" by Lesley Hazleton
"Light's Ladder: Poems" by Christopher Howell
"Breaking Ground" by Paul Hunter
"Broken for You," by Stephanie Kallos
"The Children's Blizzard" by David Laskin
"Black Is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy" by Nikhil Pal Singh
"Gorgon: The Monsters That Ruled the Planet Before Dinosaurs and How They Died in the Greatest Catastrophe in Earth's History" by Peter Ward
Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award winners:
"Honey, Baby, Sweetheart" by Deb Caletti
"Ella the Elegant Elephant" by Carmela D'Amico (author) and Steven D'Amico (illustrator)

"Gay Seattle: Stories of Exile and Belonging" by Gary Atkins
"Range of Glaciers: The Exploration and Survey of the Northern Cascade Range" by Fred Beckey
"Rodzina" by Karen Cushman
"The Actual Moon, the Actual Stars" by Chris Forhan
"The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717" by Alan Gallay
"Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America" by Linda Lawrence Hunt
"The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair" by Erik Larson
"King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon" by David Montgomery
"Visible Bones: Journey Across Time in the Columbia River Country" by Jack Nisbet
"Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls" by Matt Ruff

"Iridescent Light: The Emergence of Northwest Art" by Deloris Tarzan Ament
"Red Delta: Fighting for Life at the End of the Colorado River" by Charles Bergman
"Excerpts from a Family Medical Dictionary" by Rebecca Brown
"Perma Red" by Debra Magpie Earling
"Under the Quilt of Night" by Deborah Hopkinson
"The Gospel of Galore" by Tina Kelley
"Art from Africa: Long Steps Never Broke a Back" by Pamela McClusky
"Wonderful Tricks: Stories" by Gregory Spatz
"The Twentieth Wife" by Indu Sundaresan
"The Restless Northwest" by Hill Williams

"The Keepers of Truth" by Michael Collins
"Whale Talk" by Chris Crutcher
"Blue Dusk: New and Selected Poems: 1951-2001" by Madeline DeFrees
"Swimming Toward the Ocean" by Carole Glickfeld
"Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds: Notes from a Northwest Year" by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
"Motiba's Tattoos: A Granddaughter's Journey from America Into Her Indian Family's Past" by Mira Kamdar
"Cool, Calm and Collected: Poems, 1960-2000" by Carolyn Kizer
"Prometheans in the Lab: Chemistry and the Making of the Modern World" by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
"Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret" by Duff Wilson
"Northern Haida Master Carvers" by Robin K. Wright

"Treasures in Heaven" by Kathleen Alcala
"John Singer Sargent: The Sensualist" by Trevor Fairbrother
"The Funhouse Mirror: Reflections on Prison" by Robert Ellis Gordon
"Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle" by Michael Keith Honey
"Partisans: Marriage, Politics, and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals" by David Laskin
"Mountain City" by Gregory Martin
"Glottal Stop: 101 Poems by Paul Celan" by Heather McHugh and Nikolai Popov (translators)
"What the Ice Gets: Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition 1914-1916" by Melinda Mueller
"Down in the Woods at Sleepytime" by Carole Lexa Schaefer
"Dark Midnight When I Rise: The Story of the Jubilee Singers" by Andrew Ward

"What She Left Me" by Judy Doenges
"Origins of Architectural Pleasure" by Grant Hildebrand
"Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine" by Thom Jones
"Sunrise to Paradise: The Story of Mount Rainier National Park" by Ruth Kirk
"Salmon Without Rivers: A History of the Pacific Salmon Crisis" by Jim Lichatowich
"The Father of the Predicaments" by Heather McHugh
"Ties That Bind, Ties That Break" by Lensey Namioka
"Chasing Monarchs: Migrating with the Butterflies of Passage" by Robert Michael Pyle
"The Tiger Iris" by Joan Swift
"Traveling Light: Collected and New Poems" by David Wagoner

"The Flower in the Skull" by Kathleen Alcala
"Escape of the Bird Women" by Linda Andrews
"Building Washington: A History of Washington State Public Works" by Paul Dorpat and Genevieve McCoy
"Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West" by Timothy Egan
"Indians in the Making: Ethnic Relations and the Indian Identities Around Puget Sound" by Alexandra Harmon
"Nola: A Memoir of Faith, Art, and Madness" by Robin Hemley
"Kirtland Cutter: Architect in the Land of Promise" by Henry C. Matthews
"Divided Destiny: A History of Japanese Americans in Seattle" by David A. Takami
"After a Spell: Poems" by Nance Van Winckel
"Remembering Ahanagran: Storytelling in a Family's Past" by Richard White

"Dark Blue Suit and Other Stories" by Peter Bacho
"The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier" by Bruce Barcott
"The Ring of Truth: An Original Irish Tale" by Teresa Bateman
"The Profile Makers: Poems" by Linda Bierds
"Darwin Among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence" by George B. Dyson
"Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion" by Edward J. Larson
"Echoes of the Elders: The Stories and Paintings of Chief Lelooska" by Chief Lelooska
"Love Like Gumbo" by Nancy Rawles
"Warren G. Magnuson and the Making of the Twentieth Century" by Shelby Scates
"The Fair and the Falls: Spokane's Expo '74: Transforming an American Environment" by J. William T. Youngs

"No One Walks on My Father's Moon" by Chara M. Curtis and Rebecca Hyland
"Buddha" by Demi
"Bucking the Sun: A Novel" by Ivan Doig
"This Place on Earth: Home and the Practice of Permanence" by Alan Thein Durning
"Harping On: Poems 1985-1995" by Carolyn Kizer
"Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer
"Olympic National Park: A Natural History Guide" by Tim McNulty
"An Evening at the Garden of Allah" by Don Paulson and Roger Simpson
"Bad Land: An American Romance" by Jonathan Raban
"Our Bones Are Scattered: The Cawnpore Massacres and the Indian Mutiny of 1857" by Andrew Ward

"Tusk and Stone" by Malcolm Bosse
"Ironman" by Chris Crutcher
"Tesserae: Memories & Suppositions by Denise Levertov
"Storm Boy" by Paul Owen Lewis
"Maija" by Tiina Nunnally
"Noah's Choice: The Future of Endangered Species" by Mark L. Plummer
"The Greatest Sound on Earth, or Eine Kleine Alte Fahrt Mit Orchester" by Myron Richards
"The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River" by Richard White
"The Land That Slept Late: The Olympic Mountains in Legend & History by Robert L. Wood

"Carl F. Gould: A Life in Architecture and the Arts" by William T. Booth
"The Gifts of the Body" by Rebecca Brown
"Stones from the River" by Ursula Hegi
"An Ocean Between Us: The Changing Relationship of Japan and the United States, Told in Four Stories From the Life of an American Town" by Evelyn Iritani
"Squish: A Wetland Walk" by Nancy Luenn
"Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries" by Sharon McGrayne
"Tankers Full of Trouble: The Perilous Journey of Alaska Crude" by Eric Nalder
"April and the Dragon Lady" by Lensey Namioka
"Sources of the River: Tracking David Thompson Across Western North America" by Jack Nisbet
"George S. Long: Timber Statesman" by Charles Twining

"First Indian on the Moon"; "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven"; "Old Shirts and New Skins" by Sherman Alexie
"Pacific Northwest: The Beautiful Cookbook" by Kathy Casey and Lane Morgan and E. Jane Armstrong
"Jackson Street After Hours: The Roots of Jazz in Seattle" by Paul De Barros and Eduardo Calderon
"The Triumph of Tradition: The Emergence of Whitman College 1859-1924" by G. Thomas Edwards
"Oh How Can I Keep on Singing? Voices of Pioneer Women: Poems" by Jana Harris
"The Pugilist at Rest: Stories" by Thom Jones
"Reconciliation Road: A Family Odyssey of War and Honor" by John Douglas Marshall
"Palestinians: The Making of a People" by Joel S. Migdal
"Baseball Saved Us" by Ken Mochizuki
"Lifting the Veil: The Feminine Face of Science" by Linda Jean Shepherd

"Spiritual Space: The Religious Architecture of Pietro Belluschi" by Meredith L. Clausen
"Come Back Salmon: How a Group of Dedicated Kids Adopted Pigeon Creek and Brought It Back to Life" by Molly Cone and Sidnee Wheelwright
"The Final Forest: The Battle for the Last Great Trees of the Pacific Northwest" by William A Dietrich
"At the Helm of Twilight" by Anita Endrezze
"Moon Crossing Bridge: Poetry" by Tess Gallagher
"Seya's Song" by Ron Hirschi
"Talking to High Monks in the Snow: An Asian American Odyssey" by Lydia Y. Minatoya
"Killing Color" by Charlotte Watson Sherman
"Snow Crash" by Neal Stephenson
"Two Trains Running" by August Wilson

"A Separate Battle: Women and the Civil War" by Ina Chang
"Hood Canal: Splendor at Risk" by Christopher Dunagan and Jeff Brody
"Augury" by Phillip Garrison
"Solider of the Great War" by Mark Helprin
"Nch'l-Wana, "The Big River": Mid-Columbia Indians and Their Land" by Eugene S. Hunn and James Selam
"Out of the Channel: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Prince William Sound" by John Keeble
"Hidden Coast: Kayak Explorations from Alaska to Mexico" by Joel Rogers
"The Wives' Tale" by Alix Wilber
"A Time of Gathering: Native Heritage in Washington State" by Robin K. Wright
"Stalking the Ice Dragon: An Alaskan Journey" by Susan Zwinger

"Gwinna" by Barbara Berger
"The End of the Holocaust: The Liberation of the Camps" by Jon Bridgman
"The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest" by Timothy Egan
"Floating in My Mother's Palm: A Novel" by Ursula Hegi
"Picture Postcard" by Fredrick D. Huebner
"George Tsutakawa" by Martha Kingsbury
"Washington: A Centennial Atlas" by James W. Scott
"The Saddest Pleasure: A Journey on Two Rivers" Moritz Thomsen
"Peoples of Washington: Perspectives on Cultural Diversity" by Sid White and S.E. Solberg
"Late Frontier: A History of Okanogan County, Washington" by Bruce A. Wilson

"The Magic Fan" by Keith Baker
"Coming to Our Senses: Body and Spirit in the Hidden History of the West" by Morris Berman
"When I Kept Silence" by Naomi Clark
"The Broken Cord" by Michael Dorris
"Remembered Drums: A History of the Puget Sound Indian War" by Jerry Eckrom
"The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind: Stories" by David Guterson
"Passport" by Sam Hamill and Galen Garwood
"Washington's Centennial Farms: Yesterday and Today" by Mary Beth Lang
"The American Eagle" by Tom and Pat Leeson
"Fireweed: An American Saga" by Nellie Buxton Picken
"Dead Languages: A Novel" by David Shields

"Honey from the Lion: An African Journey" by Wendy Laura Belcher
"The Good Times Are Killing Me: A Novel" by Lynda Barry
"The Social Origins of Private Life: A History of American Families" by Stephanie Coontz
"The World of Patience Gromes: Making and Unmaking a Black Community" by Scott C. Davis
"Bears of the World" by Terry Domico
"All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things" by Robert Fulghum
"Micromysteries: Stories of Scientific Detection" by Gail Kay Haines
"Washington's Audacious State Capitol and Its Builders" by Norman J. Johnston
"Stehekin: A Valley in Time" by Grant McConnell
"Women and Their Quilts: A Washington State Centennial Tribute" by Nancyann Johanson Twelker

"Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women" by Caroline W. Bynum
"The River That Flows Uphill: A Journey From the Big Bang to the Big Brain" by Dr. William H. Calvin
"Dancing at the Rascal Fair" by Ivan Doig
"King Midas and the Golden Touch" by Kathryn Hewitt
"Spirit and Ancestor: A Century of Northwest Coast Indian Art at the Burke Museum" by Bill Holm
"Being & Race: Black Writing Since 1970" by Charles Johnson
"The Year in Bloom: Gardening for All Seasons in the Pacific Northwest" by Ann Lovejoy
"Bone Flames; Jesus and Fat Tuesday and Other Short Stories" by Colleen J. McElroy
"The Goddess Letters: The Myth of Demeter and Persephone Retold" by Carol Orlock
"A History of the Catholic Church in the Pacific Northwest 1743-1983" by Wilfred P. Schoenberg

"Ultramarine: Poems" by Raymond Carver
"Chihuly: Color, Glass and Form" by Dale Chihuly
"The Origins of War: From the Stone Age to Alexander the Great" by Arther L. Ferrill
"The Tomorrow Makers: A Brave New World of Living-brain Machines" by Grant Fjermedal
"The Lover of Horses and Other Stories" by Tess Gallagher
"At the Forest's Edge: Memoir of a Physician-Naturalist" by David Tirrell Hellyer
"Tramp: Sagas of High Adventure in the Vanishing World of the Old Tramp Freighters" by Michael J. Krieger
"Bay and Ocean: Ark Restaurant Cusine" by Nanci Main and Jimella Lucas
"Blind Trust" by John Nance
"Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land" by Robert Michael Pyle
"Renegade Tribe: The Palouse Indians and the Invasion of the Inland Pacific Northwest" by Richard D. Scheuerman and Clifford E. Trafzer
"Jacob Lawrence, American Painter" by Ellen Wheat
"Soldiers in Hiding: A Novel" by Richard Wiley

Anthony Awards (1986-20010)

2009 info from Bouchercon 2009 accessed 10/22/09

The Anthony Awards are literary awards for mystery writers presented at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention since 1986. The awards are named for Anthony Boucher (1911-1968), one of the founders of the Mystery Writers of America.

The Anthony Awards are among the most prestigious awards in the world of mystery writers and have helped boost the careers of numerous recipients.

According to Bouchercon rules, the awards are given in the following categories:

* Best Novel
* Best First Novel
* Best Paperback Original
* Best Short Story
* Best Critical Nonfiction Work
* Special Service Award
* Up to three wild card awards

2010 Nominees:
Best Novel
THE LAST CHILD by John Hart (Minotaur Books)
THE MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH by Charlie Huston (Ballantine Books)
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE by Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland 
THE BRUTAL TELLING by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
THE SHANGHAI MOON by S.J. Rozan (Minotaur Books)

Best First Novel
STARVATION LAKE by Bryan Gruley 
A BAD DAY FOR SORRY by Sophie Littlefield (Minotaur Books)
THE TWELVE/THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST by Stuart Neville (Harvill Secker/Soho Press)
IN THE SHADOW OF GOTHAM by Stefanie Pintoff (Minotaur Books)

Best Paperback Novel
BURY ME DEEP by Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster)
TOWER by Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman (Busted Flush Press)
QUARRY IN THE MIDDLE by Max Allan Collins (Hard Case Crime)
STARVATION LAKE by Bryan Gruley 
DEATH AND THE LIT CHICK by G.M. Malliet (Midnight Ink)
AIR TIME by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Mira)

Best Short Story
“Last Fair Deal Gone Down” by Ace Atkins, from CROSSROAD BLUES (Busted Flush Press)
“Femme Sole” by Dana Cameron, from BOSTON NOIR (Akashic Books)
“Animal Rescue” by Dennis Lehane, from BOSTON NOIR (Akashic Books)
“On the House” by Hank Phillippi Ryan, from QUARRY: Crime Stories by New England Writers (Level Best Books)
“Amapola” by Luis Alberto Urrea, from PHOENIX NOIR (Akashic Books)

Best Critical Nonfiction Work
TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION by P.D. James (Bodleian Library/Knopf)
THE LINE UP: The World’s Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives by Otto Penzler, ed. (Little, Brown and Co)
HAUNTED HEART: The Life and Times of Stephen King by Lisa Rogak (Thomas Dunne Books)
DAME AGATHA’S SHORTS: An Agatha Christie Short Story Companion by Elena Santangelo (Bella Rosa Books)
THE TALENTED MISS HIGHSMITH: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith by Joan Schenkar

2009 Anthony Awards
Best Novel: The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
Best first novel: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)
Best paperback original: State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy (Berkley)
Best short story: "A Sleep Not Unlike Death" by Sean Chercover, from Hardcore Hardboiled (Kensington)
Best critical nonfiction work: Anthony Boucher: A Biobibliography by Jeffrey Marks (McFarland)
Best children's/young adult novel: The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein (Random House)
Best cover art: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, designed by Peter Mendelsund (Knopf)
Special Service Award: Jon and Ruth Jordan

2009 Anthony Award Nominees
(see above for winners)
Best Novel
Trigger City by Sean Chercover [William Morrow]
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly [Little, Brown and Company]
Red Knife by William Kent Krueger [Atria]
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [Knopf]
The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny [Minotaur]

Best First Novel
Pushing Up Daisies by Rosemary Harris [Minotaur]
Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer [Doubleday]
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [Knopf]
Death of a Cozy Writer by G. M. Malliet [Midnight Ink]
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith [Grand Central]

Best Paperback Original
The First Quarry by Max Allan Collins [Hard Case Crime]
Money Shot by Christa Faust [Hard Case Crime]
State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy [Berkley]
In a Dark Season by Vicki Lane [Dell]
South of Hell by P. J. Parrish [Pocket Star]

Best Short Story
“The Night Things Changed” by Dana Cameron from Wolfsbane and Mistletoe [Ace]
“A Sleep Not Unlike Death” by Sean Chercover from Hardcore Hardboiled [Kensington]
“Killing Time” by Jane K. Cleland from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (November)
“Skull and Cross Examination” by Toni L. P. Kelner from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (February)
“Scratch a Woman” by Laura Lippman from Hardly Knew Her [William Morrow]
“The Secret Lives of Cats” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (July)

Best Critical Nonfiction Work
African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study by Frankie Y. Bailey [McFarland]
How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries by Kathy Lynn Emerson [Perseverance Press]
Anthony Boucher: A Biobibliography by Jeffrey Marks [McFarland]
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale [Walker & Company]

Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel
The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein [Random House]
Paper Towns by John Green [Dutton Juvenile]
Kiss Me, Kill Me by Lauren Henderson [Delacorte]
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart [Little, Brown]
Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash by Wendelin Van Draanen [Knopf]

Best Cover Art
Death Was the Other Woman designed by David Rotstein and written by Linda L. Richards [Minotaur]
Death Will Get You Sober designed by David Rotstein and written by Elizabeth Zelvin [Minotaur]
The Fault Tree designed by David Rotstein and written by Louise Ure [Minotaur]
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo designed by Peter Mendelsund and written by Stieg Larsson [Knopf]
Money Shot designed by Steve Cooley and written by Christa Faust [Hard Case Crime]

Previous Winners:
Best Novel
* 2008 Laura Lippman, What the Dead Know
* 2007 Laura Lippman, No Good Deeds
* 2006 William Kent Krueger, Mercy Falls
* 2005 William Kent Krueger, Blood Hollow
* 2004 Laura Lippman, Every Secret Thing
* 2003 Michael Connelly, City of Bones
* 2002 Dennis Lehane, Mystic River
* 2001 Val McDermid, A Place of Execution
* 2000 Peter Robinson, In a Dry Season
* 1999 Michael Connelly, Blood Work
* 1998 S. J. Rozan, No Colder Place
* 1997 Michael Connelly, The Poet
* 1996 Mary Willis Walker, Under the Beetle's Cellar
* 1995 Sharyn McCrumb, She Walks These Hills
* 1994 Marcia Muller, Wolf in the Shadows
* 1993 Margaret Maron, Bootlegger's Daughter
* 1992 Peter Lovesey, The Last Detective
* 1991 Sue Grafton, "G" Is for Gumshoe
* 1990 Sarah Caudwell, The Sirens Song of Murder
* 1989 Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs
* 1988 Tony Hillerman, Skinwalkers
* 1987 Sue Grafton, "C" Is for Corpse
* 1986 Sue Grafton, "B" Is for Burglar

Best First Novel
* 2008 Tana French, In The Woods
* 2007 Louise Penny, Still Life
* 2006 Chris Grabenstein, Tilt-a-Whirl
* 2005 Harley Jane Kozak, Dating Dead Man
* 2004 P. J. Tracy, Monkeewrench
* 2003 Julia Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter
* 2002 C. J. Box, Open Season
* 2001 Qiu Xiaolong, Death of a Red Heroine
* 2000 Donna Andrews, Murder with Peacocks
* 1999 William Kent Krueger, Iron Lake
* 1998 Lee Child, Killing Floor
* 1997 Dale Furutani, Death in Little Tokyo
and Terris McMahan Grimes, Somebody Else's Child
* 1996 Virginia Lanier, Death in Bloodhound Red
* 1995 Caleb Carr, The Alienist
* 1994 Nevada Barr, Track of the Cat
* 1993 Barbara Neely, Blanche on the Lam
* 1992 Sue Henry, Murder on the Iditarod Trail
* 1991 Patricia Cornwell, Postmortem
* 1990 Karen Kijewski, Katwalk
* 1989 Elizabeth George, A Great Deliverance
* 1988 Gillian Roberts, Caught Dead in Philadelphia
* 1987 Bill Crider, Too Late to Die
* 1986 Jonathan Kellerman, When the Bough Breaks

Best Paperback Original
* 2007 Dana Cameron, Ashes and Bones
* 2006 Reed Farrel Coleman, The James Deans
* 2005 Jason Starr, Twisted City
* 2004 Robin Burcell, Deadly Legacy
* 2003 Robin Burcell, Fatal Truth
* 2002 Charlaine Harris, Dead Until Dark
* 2001 Kate Grilley, Death Dances to a Reggae Beat
* 2000 Laura Lippman, In Big Trouble
* 1999 Laura Lippman, Butcher's Hill
* 1998 Rick Riordan, Big Red Tequila
* 1997 Terris McMahan Grimes, Somebody Else's Child
* 1996 Harlan Coben, Deal Breaker
* 1995 no award given
* 1994 no award given
* 1993 no award given
* 1992 no award given
* 1991 James McCahery, Grave Undertaking and Rochelle Krich, Where's Mommy Now?
* 1990 Carolyn Hart, Honeymoon with Murder
* 1989 Carolyn Hart, Something Wicked
* 1988 Robert Crais, The Monkey's Raincoat
* 1987 Robert Campbell, The Junkyard Dog
* 1986 Nancy Pickard, Say No To Murder

Mountains & Plains Regional Book Award (1990-2010)

Info from  Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association accessed 9/14/10

The purpose of these annual awards is to honor outstanding books which are set in our region. The Mountains & Plains region includes Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

2010 Winners
Adult Fiction: Below Zero: A Joe Pickett Novel by C.J. Box
Adult Nonfiction: The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt & the Fire That Saved America by Timothy Egan
The Arts: Tony Hillerman's Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn by Anne Hillerman, photographs by Don Strel
Poetry: Gingko Light by Arthur Sze (Copper Canyon Press)
Children’s chapter book: Artsy-Fartsy by Karla Oceanak, illustrated by Kendra Spanjer

2009 Winners
Adult Fiction: Another Man's Moccasins: A Walt Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson (Penguin)
Adult Nonfiction: American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon by Steven Rinella
The Arts: Colorado's Wild Horses by Claude Steelman (Wildshots, Inc.)
Regional Reference: Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West by Marcia Meredith Hensley
Children's Chapter Book: Go Big or Go Home by Will Hobbs (HarperCollins)
Children's Picture Book : The Illuminated Desert by Terry Tempest Williams, illus. by Chloe Hedden

2008 Winners
Fiction: The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle
Nonfiction:  The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn by Joseph M. Marshall III
Regional Reference: Great Ranches of the West by Jim Keen
Children's Chapter Book: Wind Rider by Susan Williams
Arts: Adobe Odes by Pat Mora

2007 Winners
Fiction: Cottonwood Saints by Gene Guerin
Nonfiction: Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides
Arts: Mesa Verde National Park: The First 100 Years by Rose Houk
Children's Chapter Book: The Buffalo and the Indians: A Shared Destiny by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Regional Reference:

2006 Winners
Adult Fiction A Sudden Country by Karen Fisher
Adult Nonfiction 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos by Jennet Conant
Young Adult Bear Dancer: The Story of a Ute Girl by Thelma Hatch Wyss
The Arts William Henry Jackson's 'The Pioneer Photographer' by William Henry Jackson,
The Spirit of the West Literary Achievement Award goes to Robert M. Utley

2005 Winners
Adult Fiction: The Work of Wolves by Kent Meyers
Adult Nonfiction: Little Things in a Big Country: An Artist and Her Dog on the Rocky Mountain Front by Hannah Hinchman
Children's Chapter: Searching for Chipeta: The Story of a Ute and Her People by Vickie Leigh Krudwig
Children's Picture Book: Old Coyote by Nancy Wood
Regional Reference: Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone: A Mountaineering History and Guide by Thomas Turiano
The Arts: The Pueblo Imagination by Lee Marmon

2004 Winners
Adult Fiction: Land That Moves, Land That Stands Still by Kent Nelson
Adult Nonfiction: Hawks Rest: A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone by Gary Ferguson
Children's: Enduring Wisdom: Sayings from Native Americans edited by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
Regional Reference: Creation of the Teton Landscape by David D. Love
The Arts: Birds of Prey in the American West by Tom Vezo and Richard Glinski

2003 Winners
Adult Fiction: Perma Red by Debra Magpie Earling
Adult Nonfiction: Breaking Clean by Judy Blunt
Children's Chapter: Women Artists of the West: Five Portraits in Creativity and Courage by Julie Danneberg
The Arts: Drawn to Yellowstone: Artists in America’s First National Park by Peter Hassrick

2002 Winners
Adult Fiction: The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Udall
Adult Nonfiction: A River Running West by Donald Worster
Children's Chapter: Daniel’s Walk by Michael Spooner
Children's Picture Book: Mountain Men by Andrew Glass
The Arts: Ansel Adams at 100 by John Szarkowski

2001 Winners
Adult Fiction: Winter Range by Claire Davis
Adult Nonfiction: The Blood Runs Like a River Through My Dreams by Nasdijj
Children's: Clarence Goes Out West and Meets a Purple Horse by Jean Ekman Adams
Arts: Painters in the American West by Joan Carpenter Troccoli

2000 Winners
Adult Fiction: Plainsong by Kent Haruf
Adult Nonfiction: Where Rivers Change Direction by Mark Spragg
Adult Nonfiction: Fire on the Mountain by John Maclean
Children's: The Wild Colorado by Richard Maurer

1999 Winners
Adult Fiction: One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
Adult Nonfiction: Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West by Timothy Egan
Children's: Boss of the Plains by Laurie Carlson
Poetry: In Gravity National Park by C.L. Rawlins

1998 Winners
Adult Fiction: The Sky, The Stars, The Wilderness by Rick Bass
Adult Nonfiction: Legends of the American Desert by Alex Shoumatoff
Children's: The Serpent’s Tongue edited by Nancy Wood
Poetry: Blue Horses Rush In by Luci Tapahonso

1997 Winners
Adult Fiction: Sun Dancer by David London
Adult Nonfiction: Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose
Children's: Bill Pickett, Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy by Brian & Andrea D. Pinkney
Poetry: Mountains & Rivers Without End by Gary Snyder

1996 Winners
Adult Fiction: Stone Song by Win Blevins
Adult Nonfiction: The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge by Joe Starita
Children's: A Boy Called Slow by Joseph Bruchac
Poetry: My Town by David Lee

1995 Winners
Adult Fiction: Stygo by Laura Hendrie
Adult Nonfiction: Killing Custer by James Welch
Children's: Daily Life in a Covered Wagon by Paul Erickson
Poetry: Loose Woman by Sandra Cisneros

1994 Winners
Adult Fiction: Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
Adult Fiction: The Death of Bernadette Lefthand by Ron Querry
Adult Fiction: Montana 1948 by Larry Watson

Children's: I Am Lavina Cumming by Susan Lowell
Poetry: So Far From God by Ana Castillo

1993 Winners
Adult Fiction: Cowboys Are My Weakness by Pam Houston
Adult Fiction: The Meadow by James Galvin
Adult Fiction:All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Adult Nonfiction: Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs by Wallace Stegner

1992 Winners
Four Adult Nonfiction Winners:
Land Circle: Writings Collected from the Land by Linda Hasselstrom
PrairyErth: A Deep Map by William Least Heat-Moon
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place by Terry Tempest Williams
Songs of the Fluteplayer by Sharman Apt Russell

1991 Winners
Adult Fiction: Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan
Adult Nonfiction: Photographing Montana, 1894-1928: The Life and Work of Evelyn Cameron by Donna M. Lucey
Children's Chapter: Canyons by Gary Paulsen
Poetry: In Mad Love and War by Joy Harjo

1990 Winners
Adult Fiction: The Testimony of Mr. Bones by Olive Ghiselin
Adult Nonfiction: Remote Beyond Compare by John Kessell
Children's Chapter: Bearstone by Will Hobbs
Poetry: What We Have to Live With by Marilyn Krysl

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Vance Palmer Award for Fiction

From Wikipedia, accessed 9/12/10 and Award Tragic also accessed 9/12/10

The Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction is a component of the annual Victorian Premier's Literary Award and is valued at AU$30,000. Most Australian state premiers present annual Australian literary awards to promote Australian writing in all its forms. The award is named after Vance Palmer. See Australian Literature for more information about Australian authors and their works.
As a leading literary critic Palmer wrote reviews and presented a program called Current Books Worth Reading on ABC Radio. He also wrote books about Australian cultural life, including National Portraits (1940) A.G. Stephens: His Life and Work, (1941) Frank Wilmot (1942), Old Australian bush ballads (co-authored with Margaret Sutherland) (1951) and The Legend of the Nineties (1954). He was appointed in Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Literary Fund in 1947.
[edit]Winners by year

2010 Shortlist:
* Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
* The Bath Fugues by Brian Castro,
* Summertime by J.M. Coetzee
* Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
* Truth by Peter Temple

2009 The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
2008 The Spare Room by Helen Garner
2007 Carpentaria by Alexis Wright
2006 Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey
2005 Surrender by Sonya Hartnett 
2004 Slow Water by Annamarie Jagose
2003 Shanghai Dancing by Brian Castro
2002 Gould's Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish by Richard Flanagan
2001 True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
2000 Out of Ireland by Christopher Koch
1999 Mr Darwin's Shooter by Roger McDonald
1998 The Sound of One Hand Clapping by Richard Flanagan
1997 The Drowner by Robert Drewe
1996 Camille's Bread by Amanda Lohrey
1995 Dark Places by Kate Grenville
1994 What I Have Written by John A. Scott
1993 After China by Brian Castro
1992 Double Wolf by Brian Castro
1991 Still Murder by Finola Moorhead
1990 Oceana Fine by Tom Flood
1989 Captivity Captive by Rodney Hall
1988 Holden's Performance by Murray Bail
1987 Second Sight by Janine Burke
1986 Illywhacker by Peter Carey
1985 Antipodes by David Malouf

Friday, September 10, 2010

Penguin Prize for African Writing (2010)

From Penguin SA accessed 9/10/10

On Saturday, 4 September 2010, Penguin Books announced the non-fiction and fiction winners of the inaugural Penguin Prize for African Writing. This award seeks to highlight the diverse writing talent on the African continent and make new African fiction and non-fiction available to a wider readership. The authors win R50 000 each and publication by Penguin South Africa.

2010 Non-Fiction - Pius Adesanmi for You’re Not a Country, Africa!
2010 Fiction - Ellen Banda-Aaku for Patchwork

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ten of the best railway journeys

Ten of the best railway journeys

"Midnight on the Great Western", by Thomas Hardy Hardy's poem is a vignette of Victorian public transport, preserved forever. By "the roof-lamp's oily flame" a boy is seen half asleep in his third-class seat, his ticket stuck in his hat band, "Bewrapt past knowing to what he was going, / Or whence he came".

Possession, by AS Byatt There comes a crucial moment in Byatt's tale of two modern-day academics who have discovered the love letters of two famous Victorian poets, when the story suddenly shifts to the 19th century. "The man and the woman sat opposite each other in the railway carriage." The train is the transport of illicit love.

Strangers on a Train, by Patricia Highsmith Who would an unhappy husband with an unfaithful wife meet on a train? In a Patricia Highsmith novel, a helpful psychopath, naturally. Cuckold Guy gets talking to loopy Bruno and is offered a deal: I'll kill your wife, if you murder my dad; with no connection between us, the police will never track us down.

Stamboul Train, by Graham Greene On a train from Ostend to Istanbul, assorted characters from Greeneland – an exiled politician, a beautiful woman, a journalist, a fleeing criminal – are thrown together with amorous and violent consequences. There are plot complications in Vienna and desperate dangers at a stop in Serbia, where Greene's protagonist, the businessman Myatt, finds himself plunged into murderous political rivalries.

Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie Rather more luxurious than Greene's Stamboul train, Christie's express takes its characters down the same tracks to a dénouement that must be reached before the Bosphorus. A murder is committed, and Poirot is on board.

Breakheart Pass, by Alistair Maclean Maclean liked to seal off a group of characters in perilous circumstances and reveal their hidden allegiances. Breakheart Pass takes place on a train travelling through a Nevada winter in the 1870s, with a murderer being escorted to a remote garrison, where disaster has apparently struck. There's a politician, a doctor, a pretty girl . . . who is the baddie?

Emil and the Detectives, by Erich Kästner Young Emil has been sent by his poor widowed mother on a train from his provincial home to Berlin, with money for his grandmother pinned inside his jacket. In the train he is befriended by Herr Grundeis, who eventually drugs him and steals the money. But in Berlin, the indefatigable Emil and some local boys get on Grundeis's trail . . .

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, by JK Rowling You meet your best friends on trains. From Platform 9¾ at King's Cross, the school train flies off to Hogsmeade. Our young wizard makes many such journeys, but none so memorable as the first, on which he meets his boon companions, Ron and Hermione.

"Night Mail", by WH Auden Auden's invocation of the mail train travelling from London to Glasgow was written to fit the famous GPO documentary film. Sometimes close to doggerel on the page, it comes to life in performance, gathering speed as the train descends from the moorlands towards the Clyde. "Towards the steam tugs yelping down the glade of cranes, / Towards the fields of apparatus, the furnaces / Set on the dark plain like gigantic chessmen".

"The Whitsun Weddings", by Philip Larkin Larkin's poem follows his own common journey from Hull to London, the train dawdling across flatlands, "All windows down, all cushions hot, all sense / Of being in a hurry gone". The journey presents fleeting snapshots of other lives, and a vision of all those weddings culminating on provincial platforms.

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Ned Kelly Award (1996-2010)

From Ned Kelly Awards accessed 9/8/10

The Ned Kelly Award winners for 2010 were announced on Friday, September 3 at the Melbourne Writers Festival Club, ACMI.

The 2010 winners are:
Best First Fiction: Mark Dapin, King of the Cross, Macmillan
Best True Crime: Kathy Marks, Pitcairn: Paradise Lost, Harper Collins
Best Fiction: Garry Disher, Wyatt Text
SD Harvey Short Story: Zane Lovitt, Leaving the Fountainhead
Lifetime Achievement: Peter Doyle

Best First Fiction: Nick Gadd, Ghostlines
Best True Crime: Chloe Hooper, The Tall Man
Best Fiction (Tie): Peter Corris, Deep Water Kel Robertson, Smoke & Mirrors
Lifetime Achievement Awards: Shane Maloney

Best First Fiction: Chris Womersley, The Low Road, (Scribe)
Best True Crime: Evan McHugh, Red Centre, Dead Heart
Best Fiction: Michael Robotham, Shatter (Hachette Livre)
Lifetime Achievement Awards: Marele Day

Best First Fiction: Adrian Hyland, Diamond Dove (Text)
Best True Crime (Tie): Liz Porter, Written On The Skin (Macmillan) and
Debi Marshall, Killing For Pleasure: The Definitive Story of the Snowtown Murders (Random House)
Best Fiction: Gary Disher, Chain of Evidence (Text)
Lifetime Achievement Awards: Sandra Harvey and Lindsay Simpson

Best First Novel: Wendy James, Out of the Silence Random House
Best True Crime: Lachlan McCulloch, Packing Death Sly Ink
Best Fiction (Tie): Chris Nyst, Crook as Rookwood Harper Collins and Peter Temple, The Broken Shore Text
Lifetime Achievement Awards: Andrew Rule and John Silvester

Best First Fiction: Malcolm Knox, A Private Man
Best Novel Michael Rowbotham, Lost
Best True Crime (Tie): Helen Garner, Jo Cinque’s Consolation and Tony Reeves, Mr Big
Lifetime Achievement Award: Stuart Coupe

Best First Fiction (Tie): Jane R Goodall, The Walker and Wayne Grogan, Junkie Pilgrim
Best Fiction: Jon Cleary, Degrees of Connection
Best True Crime: Peter Rees, Killing Juanita
Lifetime Achievement Award: Investigative journalist, Bob Bottom

Best First Fiction: Alex Palmer, Blood Redemption
Best Fiction: Peter Temple, White Dog
Best True Crime Peter Lalor, Blood Stain
Lifetime Achievement Award: Kerry Greenwood

Best First Fiction (Tie): Bunty Avieson, Apartment 255 and Emma Darcy, Who Killed Angelique?
Best Fiction: Gabrielle Lord, Death Delights
Best True Crime (Tie): Larry Writer, Razor and Mike Richards, The Hanged Man
Best Teenage/Young Adult: Ken Catran, Blue Murder
Readers Vote: Bunty Avieson, Apartment 255
Lifetime Achievement Award: Patrick Gallagher, Managing Director, Allan & Unwin

Best First Fiction: Andrew McGahan, Last Drinks
Best Fiction (Tie): Peter Temple, Dead Point and Andrew Masterson, The Second Coming
Best True Crime: Estelle Blackburn, Broken Lives
Readers Vote: Lindy Cameron, Bleeding Hearts
Lifetime Achievement Award: Stephen Knight

Best First Fiction: Marshall Browne, The Wooden Leg of Inspector Anders
Best Fiction: Peter Temple, Shooting Star
Best True Crime (Tie): John Dale, Huckstepp: A Dangerous Life and Andrew Rule and John Silvester, Underbelly 3

Best First Fiction: Andrew Masterson, The Last Days
Best Fiction: Peter Doyle, Amaze Your Friends
Lifetime Achievement Award: Peter Corris

Best First Fiction (Tie): Peter Temple, Bad Debts and Peter Doyle, Get Rich Quick
Best Fiction: Shane Maloney, Brush Off
Best Non-Fiction How to write crime edited by Marele Day Lifetime Contribution Awarded to Alan Yates (aka Carter Brown)

Best First Fiction: John Dale, Dark Angel
Best Novel (Tie): Barry Maitland, The Malcontenta and Paul Thomas, Inside Dope
Lifetime Achievement Award: Jon Cleary

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sisters in Crime Davitt Award (2001-2010)

2010 info from Sister in Crime accessed 9/6/10
2001-09 info from Wikipedia accessed 9/6/10
The Davitt Awards (named in honour of Ellen Davitt (1812-1879) who wrote Australia's first mystery novel, Force and Fraud in 1865) are presented by the Sisters in Crime Australia association. The awards are presented for Australian crime fiction, by women, for both adults and young adults. They were established in 2001.

Best Adult Novel - Sharp Shooter by Marianne Delacourt
Best YA - Liar by Justine Larbalestier
True Crime - Lady Killer: How Conman Bruce Burrell kidnapped and killed rich women for their money by Candace Sutton and Ellen Eonnolly
Readers' Choice - Forbidden Fruit by Kerry Greenwood

Best Adult Novel - A Beautiful Place To Die by Malla Nunn
Best YA Novel - Genius Squad by Catherine Jinks
True Crime - The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island by Chloe Hooper
Readers' Choice - The Darkest Hour by Katherine Howell

Best Adult Novel - Frantic by Katherine Howell
Best YA Novel - The Night Has a Thousand Eyes by Mandy Sayer
True Crime - Killing Jodie by Janet Fife-Yeomans
Readers' Choice - Scarlet Stiletto - The First Cut by Lindy Cameron

Best Adult Novel - Undertow by Sydney Bauer
Best YA Novel - The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty
True Crime - Silent Death: The Killing of Julie Ramage by Karen Kissane
Readers' Choice - (tie) Devil's Food by Kerry Greenwood
Silent Death: The Killing of Julie Ramage by Karen Kissane

Best Adult Novel - The Butterfly Man by Heather Rose
Best YA Novel - Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks
Readers' Choice - (tie) Heavenly Pleasures by Kerry Greenwood
Rubdown by Leigh Redhead

Best Adult Novel - Malicious Intent by Kathryn Fox
Best YA Novel - Devastation Road by Joanna Baker
Readers' Choice - Peepshow by Leigh Redhead

Best Adult Novel - Due Preparations for the Plague by Janette Turner Hospital
Best YA Novel - Muck-Up Day by Ruth Starke
Readers' Choice - Thicker Than Water by Lindy Cameron

Best Adult Novel - (tie) Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing by Gabrielle Lord
Blood Redemption by Alex Palmer
Best YA Novel - Fireworks and Darkness by Natalie Jane Prior
Readers' Choice - Skin Deep by Cathy Cole

Best Adult Novel - A Simple Death by Carolyn Morwood
Best YA Novel - Three-Pronged Dagger by Kerry Greenwood
Readers' Choice - Bleeding Hearts by Lindy Cameron

Best YA Novel - Eye to Eye by Caroline Shaw

Hugo Awards (2009-10)

2010 Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
Nominees for the 2010 Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer have been named. Winners will be announced at a ceremony September 5 in Melbourne, Australia, during Aussiecon 4, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention.

Finalists for best novel are Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
The City and The City by China Miéville - Winner! (tie)
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America by Robert Charles Wilson
Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente
Wake by Robert J. Sawyer 
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi - Winner! (tie)

The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer nominees are
Saladin Ahmed
Gail Carriger
Felix Gilman
Seanan McGuire -  Winner!  Rosemary and Rue, (October Daye #1) 
Lezli Robyn

2009 Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
Finalists for best novel include
Anathem by Neal Stephenson
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman -- Winner
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Saturn's Children by Charles Stross
Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi

The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer nominees are
Aliette de Bodard (not on GR)
David Anthony Durham -- The War With the Mein (Book One of the Acacia Trilogy) -- Winner
Felix Gilman -- Thunderer
Tony Pi (not on GR)
Gord Sellar (not on GR)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

NAIBA Books of the Year prize (2009)

The winners of this year's (2010) NAIBA Books of the Year, sponsored by the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association:

Fiction: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (Random House)
Nonfiction: Just Kids by Patti Smith (Ecco)
Picture Book: Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty (Holt)
Children's Literature and YA: Flawed Dogs by Berkley Breathed (Philomel)
Trade Paperback Original: Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos Papadimitriou, Alecos Papadatos and Annie DiDonna (Bloomsbury)

NAIBA has also created a new award, the NAIBA Carla Cohen Free Speech Award, whose first recipients are Pam Munoz Ryan and Peter Sis for The Dreamer (Scholastic). The award includes a donation to ABFFE in the authors' name.

The winners will receive their awards at the NAIBA Fall Conference Awards Banquet, Tuesday, September 21.

2009 Winners:
Fiction: A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick (Algonquin)
Nonfiction: Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg (Other Press)
Trade Paperback Original: Buffalo Lockjaw by Greg Ames (Hyperion)
Picture Book: The Curious Garden by Peter Brown (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)
Children's Literature: If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Dutton)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Biographers' Club Prize (2010)

From Bio Newsletter accessed 9/3/10 and Biographers' Club Web Site.

The [London] Biographers' Club is renaming its annual prize the Tony Lothian Biographers' Club Prize after the late biographer. The £2,000 prize is awarded each year by the London-based organization to an uncommissioned first-time writer working on a biography.

The name change was prompted by a generous donation from the Lothian family. Antonella, Marchioness of Lothian, OBE (1922-2007)--always known as Tony--wrote a biography of her close friend Valentina Tereshkova (Valentina: The First Woman in Space). Lothian was also a current-affairs columnist on the Scottish Daily Express and a broadcaster and television presenter. In 1955, along with Odette Hallowes and Georgina Coleridge, she created the Woman of the Year Lunch, an event that continues to this day.

This year's judges will be Margaret Drabble, whose biographies include Arnold Bennett and Angus Wilson; Anne de Courcy, author of The Viceroy's Daughters and Snowdon: The Biography; and John Guy, whose books include Tudor England and My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots.
The 2007 prize winner, Clare Mulley's The Woman Who Saved the Children: A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb, was released by Oneworld on April 24. All the book's royalties will be donated to the Save the Children Fund.

Previous winners of the Biographers’ Club Prize (now the Tony Lothian Biographers’ Club Prize) include:

Lucy Jago – The Northern Lights (Hamish Hamilton)
Adrian Fort – Prof: The Life and Times of Frederick Lindemann (Cape)
Adrienne Gavin – Dark Horse: A Life of Anna Sewell (The History Press)
Helen Smith – Midwife of Genius: Edward Garnett (forthcoming Cape)
Clare Mullley – The Woman Who Saved the Children: Eglantyne Jebb (Oneworld)
Anna Swan - whose Statues without Shadows (Sceptre) was shortlisted for the J.R. Ackerley Prize.

Several short-listed writers also went on to be published, including
Jessie Childs for Henry VIII’s Last Victim, won the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography;
John Higgs’ I Have America Surrounded: The Life of Timothy Leary (Barricade Books);
Matthew Dennison’s The Last Princess (Orion);
Pauline Halford’s Storm Warning (Sutton);
Philip Eade’s Sylvia: Queen of the Headhunters (Orion).

Biographies on the short list for the Best First Biography:
What to Look for in Winter: A Memoir of Blindness, by Candia McWilliam (Jonathan Cape)
Lesley Blanch: Inner Landscapes, Wilder Shores, by Anne Boston (John Murray)
Storyteller: The Authorised Biography of Roald Dahl, by Donald Sturrock (HarperPress)
E. M. Forster: A New Life, by Wendy Moffat (Bloomsbury)
Young Romantics: The Shelleys, Byron, and Other Tangled Lives, by Daisy Hay (Bloomsbury)
The Alan Clarke Diaries: The Biography, by Ion Trewin (Wiedenfeld & Nicholson)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dayton Literary Peace Prize (2006-2009)

from Dayton Literary Peace Prize, accessed 08/28/09.

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize honors writers whose work uses the power of literature to foster peace, social justice, and global understanding. Launched in 2006, it has already established itself as one of the world’s most prestigious literary honors, and is the only literary peace prize awarded in the United States. As an offshoot of the Dayton Peace Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize awards a $10,000 cash prize each year to one fiction and one nonfiction author whose work addresses themes of peace as a solution to conflict, and leads readers to a better understanding of other cultures, peoples, religions, and political points of view. An annual lifetime achievement award is also bestowed upon a writer whose body of work reflects the Prize's mission; previous honorees included Taylor Branch, Studs Terkel and Elie Wiesel.

2010 Finalists:
A Postcard from the Volcano by Lucy Beckett
A Good Fall by Ha Jin
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Book of Night Women by Marlon James
The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim
The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Adiche

Enough: Why the Worlds Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty by Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman
In the Valley of the Mist by Justine Hardy
Stones into Schools by Greg Mortenson
Tears in the Darkness by Michael and Elizabeth Norman
The Education of a British-Protected Child by Chinua Achebe
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Winners will be honored at a ceremony in Dayton, Ohio, on November 7.

The 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize fiction finalists are:

Runner-up! * Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan
WINNER! * Peace by Richard Bausch
* The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
* Beijing Coma by Ma Jian (
* Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner
* Song Yet Sung by James McBride

The 2009 nonfiction finalists are:
* Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization by Nicholson Baker 
* Dust from our Eyes: An Unblinkered Look at Africa by Joan Baxter
Runner-up! * Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman (
* Writing in the Dark by David Grossman
* My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for his Father’s Past by Ariel Sabar
WINNER! * A Crime So Monstrous: Face to Face with Modern Day Slavery by Benjamin Skinner
* The Great Experiment by Strobe Talbott

Lifetime Achievement Award Taylor Branch
Fiction Award Junot Díaz for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Nonfiction Award Edwidge Danticat for Brother, I’m Dying
Fiction Runner-up Daniel Alarcón for Lost City Radio
Nonfiction Runner-up Cullen Murphy for Are We Rome?

Lifetime Achievement Award Elie Weisel
Fiction Award Brad Kessler for Birds in Fall
Nonfiction Award Mark Kurlansky for Nonviolence: Twenty-five Lessons from the History of a Dangerous Idea
Fiction Runner-up Lisa Fugard for Skinner’s Drift
Nonfiction Runner-up David Relin and Greg Mortenson for Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time

Lifetime Achievement Award Studs Terkel
Fiction Award Francine Prose for A Changed Man
Nonfiction Award Stephen Walker for Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima
Fiction Runner-up Kevin Haworth for The Discontinuity of Small Things
Nonfiction Runner-up Adam Hochschild for Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves