Hard Case Crime, best known for republishing old pulp and noir classics and new novels evoking that spirit, has found a lost crime novel, entitled The Dead Man's Brother, that has never seen print. This publication marks the first new Zelazny novel in fifteen years, and while it has no science fiction or fantasy elements, publisher Charles Ardai says "it's still Zelazny."Categories: buzz, SciFi & Fantasy, Mystery & Crime
Winners of the 20th annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced recently. The awards are sponsored by the Lambda Literary Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender literature.
According to the press release,
Winners were chosen by a jury of judges who come from all walks of literary life: journalists, authors, booksellers, librarians, playwrights, illustrators. In all, 85 judges participated in the selection of winners from the pool of 463 books that were nominated by 190 publishers.
A complete list of winners follows.Categories: Awards
Although Tremain is one of Britain's most celebrated novelists, she has never won a major literary prize until now.
I was a bit upset not to have been longlisted for the Man Booker. In this country, prizes are like bumps in the road, sleeping policemen. You can't pretend they are not there, and anyone who says they don't care about them is being disingenuous. So to have won one of the major prizes feels great.
For the 2008 shortlist, click here.
For a list of previous Orange Prize winners, click here.Categories: Awards
The Crime Writer's Association has released the shortlists for their annual Dagger Awards. The Daggers are awarded in several categories, including the Duncan Lawrie Dagger for best novel in English, the Duncan Lawrie International Dagger, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for best thriller, and the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger.Categories: Awards, Mystery & Crime
When a small bear from Darkest Peru first arrived at Paddington Station in 1958, no one would have predicted that he would become one of the most well-loved of celebrity bears. Now, with his 50th Anniversary fast approaching, his publishers are planning a special celebration.Categories: buzz, websites, New Releases, Publishing News
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