Sunday, September 02, 2012
Neil Cross announced as 2012 Ngaio Marsh Award winner with for Luther: The Calling.
Penguin Group (NZ) is delighted to advise that their wonderful run of award wins continues. Last night following the Great New Zealand Crime Debate at the Christchurch Writers Festival Neil Cross was announced as the 2012 Ngaio Marsh Award winner with his novel Luther: The Calling.
A popular win amongst his fellow finalists Cross had just returned him from the
where he is currently working on a new US TV series. US
Judging convenor Craig Sisterson commented
“It was a tough decision for the international judging panel, given the high quality of the finalists and the wider longlist, New Zealand authors have produced some truly world class crime, mystery, and thriller novels in the past year. Crime writing certainly seems to be experiencing something of a renaissance here, as readers, publishers, critics, and others begin to realise and appreciate the quality crime writers we have on these shores.”
Penguin also congratulate their other two finalists, Paul Cleave for Collecting Cooper and Vanda Symon for Bound.