Category Archives: Book Awards

Arthur Ellis Award Short list

Crime Writers of Canada announced the short list for the Arthur Ellis Awards today. I was totally surprised (and humbled) to discover that HUNGRY GHOSTS was up for BEST NOVEL — I honestly had no idea it was on the … Continue reading

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The Giller Prize Eligible List

The eligible list for this year’s Giller Prize is out and already on Twitter I can see people getting excited, particularly authors who think  this means they’ve been nominated for the award. Twitter is buzzing with congratulatory messages. But it … Continue reading

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This year’s (2013) Debut Dagger Winners!

The winner of the 2013 CWA Debut Dagger Award has been announced, and I’d like to wish Finn Clarke of the UK huge congrats. But let’s not lose sight of the other Debut Dagger contestants: among them are the future … Continue reading

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Booklist’s Top 2013 Crime Novels (and there are Canadians on the list!)

Wow, this is just incredible news, and completely unexpected. Booklist has put out its list of the best crime novels published in the US in 2013, and The Beggar’s Opera is on it– how absolutely wonderful! (The other  books on the list … Continue reading

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Arthur Ellis Awards 2013 shortlist!

Huge thanks to the judges who chose TBO for the shortlist for the Arthur Ellis award for Best First Novel! Deryn Collier and Peter Kirby are friends of mine so I’m very happy to see their names on the same … Continue reading

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CBC Books – Q and A with Peggy Blair

Very kind of CBC Books to do a Q and A with me on their website: here’s the link! http://www.cbc.ca/books/scotiabankgillerprize/2012/09/qa-peggy-blair.html

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The 2012 Giller Prize Longlist!

The Beggar’s Opera, I’m thrilled to announce, won the 2012 Reader’s Choice for the Giller Prize, and thanks so much to everyone who voted! There were over 10,000 votes cast, as well as thousands of nominations! The fact that so … Continue reading

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Updates – The Giller Reader’s Choice and Cheating

Yesterday, a reader (“Guest”) commented extensively in the comments section of yesterday’s post about what he perceived as cheating in the Giller Reader’s Choice. His comments, which you can see below yesterday’s blog, included a description of how he had … Continue reading

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