Ned Kelly Awards shortlist

The shortlists for the 2020 Ned Kelly Awards have been announced and I’m absolutely stoked that my font-based mystery, Death of a Typographer is on the shortlist for best Australian crime novel of the year. The judges described it as a ‘quirky and original story which is funny and very Melbourne’. Thank you very much!

The Australian Crime Writers Association does a great job of promoting Aussie crime writing through the Ned Kelly Awards every year. The last time I was involved in the Neddies was in 2009, when my first novel Ghostlines won the award for best debut crime novel.

The full shortlist in this category is:

  • Nick Gadd, Death of a Typographer (Australian Scholarly Publishing)
  • Pip Drysdale, The Strangers We Know (Simon & Schuster Australia)
  • Dervla McTiernan, The Scholar (Harlequin Enterprises Australia)
  • Christian White, The Wife and the Widow (Affirm Press)
  • Dave Warner, Rivers of Salt (Fremantle Press)
  • David Whish-Wilson, True West (Fremantle Press)

I think the announcement of the winner might be some time in October.

Here are the shortlists in the other categories.

If you would like to buy Death of a Typographer, and/or Ghostlines, please click here.

Here’s a cool little video of the shortlists:

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