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NED KELLY AWARDS ~ 2017

Posted August 16, 2017

The NED KELLY Awards
 
The Ned Kelly Awards are Australia’s oldest and most prestigious prizes honouring Australia’s crime fiction and true crime writing.
 
The awards began in 1995 after a group of crime writers, academics, publishers and journalists hatched the plan over a long Sydney lunch. Among those present were Peter Milne from Abbey’s bookshop, academic Noel King, crime novelist John Dale, and Stuart Coupe, journalist and co founder/co editor of Mean Streets crime magazine.
 
When it came to deciding on a name, co-opting the nation’s most infamous villain seemed a natural fit. Known affectionately as ‘The Neds’, the awards have grown in importance and scope with more categories, more entries and greater acclaim for the winners, who read like a Who’s Who of Australian crime writing.
 
Today the categories are Best Fiction, Best First Fiction, and True Crime. The awards are run by the Australian Crime Writers Association.
 
BEST CRIME FICTION - WINNER 2017

Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty

BEST FIRST FICTION - WINNER 2017

The Dry by Jane Harper

BEST TRUE CRIME - WINNERS 2017
 
Getting Away with Murder by Duncan McNab The Drowned Man by Brandan James Murray
 
BEST FICTION ~ 2017 SHORTLIST
 
Crimson Lake by Candice Fox The Golden Child by Wendy James
An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty
The Rules of Backyard Cricket by Jock Serong Out of the Ice by Ann Turner
 
BEST FIRST FICTION ~ 2017 SHORTLIST
 
Burn Patterns by Ron Elliott The Dry by Jane Harper
Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra The Love of a Bad Man by Laura Elizabeth Woollett
Goodwood by Holly Throsby Something for Nothing by Andy Muir
 
BEST TRUE CRIME ~ 2017 SHORTLIST
 
Code of Silence by Colin Dillon Roger Rogerson by Duncan McNab
Getting Away with Murder by Duncan McNab The Drowned Man by Brendan James Murray
Denny Day by Terry Smyth Murder at Myall Creek by Mark Tedeschi
 


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