Friday September 6: The Australian Crime Writing Association has announced the winners for the NED KELLY AWARDS 2019. Now in its 24th year the Awards are Australia’s oldest and most prestigious crime writing awards.
The 2019 Ned Kelly winners are for Best Fiction, The Lost Man – Jane Harper (Macmillan Australia), Best First Fiction The Rúin – Dervla McTiernan (HarperCollins Australia) and for Best True Crime, Eggshell Skull - Bri Lee (Allen & Unwin)
Past winners have included Jon Cleary, Peter Corris, Adrian McKinty, Candice Fox, Helen Garner, Peter Temple and Michael Robotham. This year has seen the largest number of entries received in the Awards’ history.
ACWA’s Deputy Chair, Robert Goodman said, “The Ned Kelly Awards continues to celebrate the strength of the Australian crime writing scene. This year, the judges praised Jane Harper’s atmospheric and evocative outback mystery; Dervla McTiernan’s assured, complex and engaging procedural debut; and Bri Lee’s nuanced, impactful and important memoir.”
The Ned Kelly Awards were held in Sydney on Friday September 6 at the Harold Park Tramsheds as part of the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival.
Best True Crime
Eggshell Skull – Bri Lee
(Allen & Unwin)
Best First Fiction
The Rúin – Dervla McTiernan
The Lost Man – Jane Harper
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