Thursday, November 14, 2013


At the Tony Hillerman Writers Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Wordharvest Writers Workshops and Thomas Dunne Books/ Minotaur Books announced that CB McKenzie's BAD COUNTRY has won the Tony Hillerman Prize.

A native Texan, CB McKenzie has through-hiked the Appalachian Trail, modeled for Giorgio Armani, worked on an organic farm, earned a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, and currently teaches Rhetoric at the City University of New York. BAD COUNTRY is set in Tucson, Arizona.

The Tony Hillerman Prize is awarded annually to the best debut crime fiction set in the Southwest.

The deadline for submissions to next year's competition will be June 1, 20124. For complete guidelines, please visit


Michael Gora said...

Hmm, it's not for sale on Amazon. I wonder why.

Janet Rudolph said...

The prize is awarded for manuscript, and St. Martins will publish it.. Sorry, that wasn't clear.