Thursday, May 25, 2017

Arthur Ellis Award Winners: Crime Writers of Canada

Announcing the Winners for the 2017 Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing (Toronto, May 25, 2017)

Crime Writers of Canada is pleased to announce the winners for the 2017 Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing.

Best Novel:  Donna Morrissey, The Fortunate Brother, Viking Canada

Best First Novel sponsored by Kobo: Elle Wild, Strange Things Done, Dundurn Press

Best Novella: The Lou Allin Memorial Award: Rick Blechta, Rundown, Orca Book Publishers

Best Short Story: Susan Daly, A Death at the Parsonage, The Whole She-Bang 3, Toronto Sisters in Crime

Best Book in French: Marie-Eve Bourassa, Red Light: Adieu, Mignonne, Groupe Ville-Marie Littérature, vlb éditions

Best Juvenile/YA Book: Gordon Korman, Masterminds: Criminal Destiny, HarperCollins Publishers

Best Nonfiction Book: Jeremy Grimaldi, A Daughter's Deadly Deception: The Jennifer Pan Story, Dundurn Press

Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel sponsored by Dundurn Press: S.J. Jennings, The Golkonda Project

CWC announces the 2017 Derrick Murdoch Award recipient Christina Jennings. 

The Derrick Murdoch Award is a special achievement award for contributions to the crime genre. This year's recipient is Christina Jennings, founder, Chairman and CEO of Shaftesbury Films. She has won a number of awards, including Genies, Geminis and Canadian Screen Awards, among several other nominations and accolades throughout her career. Christina founded Shaftesbury Films in 1987 as a feature film company. She has produced movies and television series based upon the work of several Arthur Ellis Award-winning Canadian crime writers including the late novelist and playwright Timothy Findlay (External Affairs), novelists Gail Bowen (the Joanna Kilbourn TV movies) and Maureen Jennings (Murdoch Mysteries), as well as historian Marjorie Freeman Campbell (Torso).

About Crime Writers of Canada 
Crime Writers of Canada was founded in 1982 as a professional organization designed to raise the profile of Canadian crime writers from coast to coast. Our members include authors, publishers, editors, booksellers, librarians, reviewers, and literary agents as well as many developing authors.

For more info about the Arthur Ellis Awards and the shortlists, or for contact information about the winners, contact Arthur Ellis Awards Administrator Alison Bruce, at

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