Thursday, March 8, 2018

2017 North American Hammett Prize Nominees

The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers announced  the nominees for their annual HAMMETT PRIZE for a work of literary excellence in the field of crime writing by a US or Canadian author.

The nominees are as follows: 

The Marsh King’s Daughter: A Novel, by Karen Dionne (G. P. Putnam’s Sons)
The Tragedy of Brady Sims: A Novel, by Ernest J. Gaines (Vintage)
August Snow, by Stephen Mack Jones (Soho Crime)
Two Days Gone: A Novel, by Randall Silvis (Sourcebooks Landmark)

The organization will name the HAMMETT PRIZE winner, during the NoirCon conference in Philadelphia, November 1-4. The winner will receive a bronze trophy, designed by sculptor Peter Boiger.


Jim Collins said...

I liked August Snow a lot. Time to go read some others!

Marci said...

I liked Two Days Gone and enjoyed the author interview at the end of the book. His agent told him that the book was too well written to market as a mystery and the plot too strong to market as literary fiction. Silvis replied that it was a literary mystery, to which the agent replied, "there is no such thing". Silvis's reply: "That's why I wrote one!"

Avidreader said...

Finally, a true literary mystery in the running... Two Days Gone is spellbinding AND gorgeously written..Randall Silvis should take home the statue!