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, May 31, 2016
And the Shortlist for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year is....
for crime writing’s most wanted accolade, the Theakston Old Peculier
Crime Novel of the Year, has been announced....
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content from each author!
Director of T&R Theakston Ltd and Judge, Simon Theakston, said: “It’s
a remarkable shortlist that shows the crime genre shapes our cultural
landscape and dominates publishing.”
All shortlisted titles will be promoted in
WHSmith stores nationwide from 2 June - 20 July.
The winner will receive a £3,000 cash prize, as well as a handmade,
engraved oak beer cask made by Theakston Old Peculier.
The overall winner will be decided by a panel of Judges, alongside the
public vote. The public vote opens on 1 July and closes 15 July at www.theakstons.co.uk.
The award ceremony will be hosted by broadcaster Mark Lawson on 21 July
on the opening night of the 14th Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing
Festival in Harrogate.