Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The 8th Davitt Awards

The Davitt Awards are presented annually by Sisters in Crime Australia for the best crime novel by an Australian woman published in the previous year. This year there are 41 nominees in three categories, adult, young adult and true crime. There will also be a readers' choice award.

The awards will be presented on Friday 10th October at the Celtic Club Restaurant in Melbourne.

This year's nominees for best crime novel are:
  • Sydney Bauer, Gospel (Pan Macmillan)
  • Joyce Berendes, The Fourteenth Day (Zeus)
  • Robin Bowles, The Curse of the Golden Yo-Yo (The Five Mile Press)
  • Lindy Cameron, Redback (Mira)
  • Lindy Cameron, ed., Scarlet Stiletto – The First Cut (Mira)
  • Lauren Crow, Bye Bye Baby (HarperCollins)
  • Kathryn Fox, Skin and Bone (Pan Macmillan)
  • Liz Filleul, To All Appearance Dead (Bettany Books)
  • Leah Giarrantano, Vodka Doesn’t Freeze (Random House)
  • Jane Goodall, The Calling (Hachette Livre)
  • Alison Goodman, Killing the Rabbit (Random House/Bantam)
  • Kerry Greenwood, Trick or Treats (Allen & Unwin)
  • Kerry Greenwood, A Question of Death (Allen & Unwin)
  • Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things (HarperCollins/4th Estate)
  • Katherine Howell, Frantic (Pan Macmillan)
  • Janette Turner Hospital, Orpheus Lost (HarperCollins/4th Estate)
  • Dorothy Johnston, Eden (Wakefield Press)
  • Wendy Laing, Cock of the Walk (Writers Exchange E-publishing)
  • Wendy Laing, Severance Packages (Writers Exchange E-publishing)
  • Gabrielle Lord, Shattered (Hachette Livre)
  • Pat Noad, Rockhound (Zeus)
  • Susan Parisi, Blood of Dreams (Penquin/Viking)
  • Dorothy Porter, El Dorado (Pan Macmillan/Picador)
  • Leigh Redhead, Cherry Pie (Allen & Unwin)
  • Mandy Sayers, The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (HarperCollins)
  • Felicity Young, An Easeful Death (Fremantle Arts Centre Press)
A full list of nominees in all categories can be found at the Sisters in Crime website.

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