The Ned Kelly Awards were given out yesterday by the Crime Writers Association of Australia, recognizing outstanding works in the field of crime fiction and non-fiction by Australian authors. The winners, announced during the Melbourne Writers' Festival, are:
◊ Best Novel: Wyatt by Garry Disher
◊ Best First Novel: King of the Cross by Mark Dapin
◊ Best Short Story: "Leaving the Fountainhead" by Zane Lovitt
◊ Best True Crime: Pitcairn: Paradise Lost by Kathy Marks
Peter Doyle was also recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award.