Friday, May 28, 2010

Arthur Ellis Awards 2010: Crime Writers of Canada

Crime Writers of Canada announced the winners of its 2010 Arthur Ellis Awards.

Best Crime Novel: High Chicago by Howard Shrier (Vintage Canada/Random House)

Best First Crime Novel: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Doubleday Canada)

Best French Language Crime Novel: Le mort du chemin des Arsène by Jean Lemieux (La courte échelle)

Best Juvenile Crime Novel: Haunted by Barbara Hayworth Attard (HarperCollins)

Best Crime Non-fiction: Murder Without Borders by Terry Gould (Random House of Canada)

Best Crime Short Story: “Prisoner in Paradise” by Dennis Richard Murphy (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine [EQMM])

Best Unpublished First Crime Novel (The Unhanged Arthur): Corpse Flower by Gloria Ferris

Peter Robinson was given the Derrick Murdoch Award, “Crime Writers of Canada’s Presidential prize for outstanding contributions to crime writing.” Robinson said that it was “a great honor” to be given that commendation, adding: “So many fine people connected with Canadian crime writing over the years have been given it, and I’m honored to be in such august company. But if it gives anyone the least idea that it’s the culmination of anything, forget it! I’m not packing it in yet.”

Thanks to The Rap Sheet for Peter Robinson's comments.


Lesa said...

Thanks for the update, Janet. Nice to see Alan Bradley's book won. I had my fingers crossed for that one.

vallerose said...

The award for Peter Robinson is well deserved. And the list is blissfully free of Stirg Larsson.