Saturday, July 19, 2008

Theakston's Crime award goes to mainstream first novel
The Guardian, Friday July 18, 2008

The judges for the fourth Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year Award have broken new ground, awarding the 2008 prize to a first novel which has already found acclaim as a work of mainstream literary fiction, Stef Penny's The Tenderness of Wolves.Stef Penny, the surprise winner of the 2006 Costa Book of the Year with the same book, was surprised once more to find herself on the shortlist for a crime fiction award. "I feel a bit of a fraud," she said, "as it is only my first book, and I don't really feel like a proper crime writer, but I am delighted to have won.
The full story at The Guardian online.

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