Sunday, April 29, 2012

CrimeFest 2012: Official Program, Award Nominees

CrimeFest 2012

CrimeFest 2012 is less than a month away, and the organizers have released a final program for the event. Get plenty of rest beforehand as there is a lot to see and do!

It all starts on Thursday afternoon, May 24th and runs almost non-stop until noon on Sunday, May 27th in Bristol. Featured guests include Lee Child, Sue Grafton, P. D. James, Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström, 2012 CWA Diamond Dagger recipient Frederick Forsyth, and toastmaster Jeffery Deaver. There's far too much to make note of here, but you can see all the details on the official program. (Our friends in the UK spell it "programme".) Information on how to get to the event, where to stay, and things to see and do before and afterwards can be found on the event's website.

There will be awards news as well. On Friday night, the Crime Writers' Association will announce the shortlist for this year's Dagger Awards. Then on Saturday night at a gala dinner, the winners of the CrimeFest Awards will be recognized. The nominees for these awards were announced earlier this week, and are …

Best Abridged Crime Audiobook:
• Lee Child: The Affair read by Kerry Shale (Random House Audiobooks)
• James Henry: First Frost read by David Jason (Random House Audiobooks)
• Simon Kernick: The Payback read by Daniel Weyman (Random House Audiobooks)
• Donna Leon: Drawing Conclusions read by Andrew Sachs (Random House Audiobooks)
• Alexander McCall Smith: The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party read by Adjoa Andoh (Hachette Digital)

Best Unabridged Crime Audiobook:
• Ben Aaronovitch: Rivers of London read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Orion Audio)
• Michael Connelly: The Fifth Witness read by Peter Giles (Orion Audio)
• David Hewson: The Fallen Angel read by Saul Reichlin (Whole Story Audio Books)
• Anthony Horowitz: The House of Silk read by Derek Jacobi (Orion Audio)
• S. J. Watson: Before I Go To Sleep read by Susannah Harker (Random House Audio)

The Goldsboro Last Laugh Award (best humorous crime novel):
• Declan Burke: Absolute Zero Cool (Liberties Press)
• Colin Cotterill: Killed at the Whim of a Hat (Quercus)
• Chris Ewan: The Good Thief's Guide to Venice (Simon & Schuster)
• Christopher Fowler: Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood (Doubleday)
• Carl Hiaasen: Star Island (Sphere)
• Doug Johnstone: Smokeheads (Faber and Faber)
• Elmore Leonard: Djibouti (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
• L. C. Tyler: Herring on the Nile (Macmillan)

The eDunnit Award (best crime fiction ebook first published in both hardcopy and in electronic format):
• Linwood Barclay: The Accident (Orion)
• Thomas Enger: Burned (Faber and Faber)
• Dennis Lehane: Moonlight Mile (Little, Brown)
• Adrian Magson: Death on the Rive Nord (Allison & Busby)
• Denise Mina: The End of the Wasp Season (Orion)
• Steve Mosby: Black Flowers (Orion)
• George Pelecanos: The Cut (Orion)

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