Tuesday, June 22, 2021

2021 Strand Critics Awards Nominees

The Strand Magazine announced the 2021 Strand Critics Awards, recognizing “excellence in the field of mystery fiction and publishing.”

Best Mystery Novel:
Snow, by John Banville (Hanover Square Press)
You Again, by Debra Jo Immergut (Ecco)
Trouble Is What I Do, by Walter Mosley (Mulholland)
The Missing American, by Kwei Quartey (Soho Crime)
A Song for the Dark Times, by Ian Rankin (Little, Brown)
Survivor Song, by Paul Tremblay (Morrow)
Confessions on the 7:45, by Lisa Unger (Park Row)

Best Debut Novel:
Amnesty, by Aravind Adiga (Scribner)
Leave the World Behind, by Rumaan Alam (Ecco)
When No One Is Watching, by Alyssa Cole (Morrow)
Empire of Wild, by Cherie Dimaline (Morrow)
A Burning, by Megha Majumdar (Knopf)
A Certain Hunger, by Chelsea G. Summers (Unnamed Press)
Catherine House, by Elisabeth Thomas (Custom House)

This year's  Lifetime Achievement Awards go to Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, and Alexander McCall Smith. Josh Stanton of Blackstone Publishing has been chosen to receive the 2021 Publisher of the Year Award. 

HT: The Rap Sheet

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