Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
LONGLIST REVEALED - Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016!
Giants of the genre are pitted against a clutch of new voices in one of the most prestigious crime writing prizes in the country.
Now in its twelfth year, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award was created to celebrate the very best in crime writing and is open to crime authors whose novels were published in paperback from 1 May 2015 to 18 April 2016.
The 2016 Award is run in partnership with T&R Theakston Ltd, WHSmith, and The Radio Times.
The long list, comprising 18 titles, is selected by an academy of crime writing authors, agents, editors, reviewers, members of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival Programming Committee and representatives from T&R Theakston Ltd and WHSmith.
From 21 April, longlisted titles will feature in a six-week campaign across all 300 WHSmith stores and 80 library services, representing a total of 1645 library branches. The shortlist of six titles will be announced on 31 May, followed by a seven-week promotion in libraries and WHSmith. The overall winner will be decided by the panel of Judges, alongside a public vote. The public vote opens on 1 July and closes 15 July at www.theakstons.co.uk
Time Of Death The Moth Catcher Tell No Tales Mark Billingham Ann Cleeves Eva Dolan
Career Of Evil The Ghost Fields Black Eyed Susans Robert Galbraith Elly Griffiths Julia Heaberlin
Disclaimer The Missing and Every Night I Dream Renee Knight the Dead Of Hell Stuart MacBride Malcolm Mackay
I Let You Go Splinter The Silence The Glorious Heresies Clare Mackintosh Val McDermid Lisa McInerney
Rain Dogs The Nightmare Place The Final Silence Adrian McKinty Steve Mosby Stuart Neville
In A Dark Dark Wood Death is a Welcome Guest Stasi Child Ruth Ware Louise Welsh David Young