Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hammett Prize Winner Announced

Richard Lange has won the Hammett Prize for Angel Baby (Mulholland). The Hammett is sponsored by the North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers and is given to a “work of literary excellence in the field of crime writing by a U.S. or Canadian author.”

Other books nominated for the 2013 HAMMETT PRIZE were Cataract City: A Novel, by Craig Davidson (Doubleday Canada); Green Light for Murder, by Heywood Gould (Tyrus Books); Caught, by Lisa Moore (House of Anansi Press); and The Double, by George P. Pelecanos (Little, Brown).

Richard Lange received a bronze trophy, designed by West Coast sculptor Peter Boiger. The award ceremony took place in Toronto, during the Bloody Words conference.

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