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Transworld authors shine at Harrogate Crime Writing Festival!
by Lynsey on Jul 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm
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The sun was out this weekend at the 9th annual Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate. Transworld authors were out in force with Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, SJ Watson, Belinda Bauer, SJ Bolton, Simon Kernick and Henry Sutton all in attendance. All shone during a jam packed weekend, not only in their incredibly entertaining panels and events, which saw packed audiences and hour long signings, but also in a host of exciting award wins and nominations. In a moving speech, Lee Child thanked his editor Marianne Velmans, whom the novel 61 Hours is dedicated to, for being his biggest champion.

The following awards were announced over the course of the weekend:

THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR

WINNER!
61 Hours – Lee Child

CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY (awarded for a body of work)

WINNER!
Mo Hayder

CWA DAGGER LONGLISTS (SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED 19TH AUGUST)

(Best Crime Novel of the Year) CWA Gold Dagger
Longlisted
Hanging Hill – Mo Hayder

(Best Thriller of the Year) CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger
Longlisted
Before I Go To Sleep – S J Watson
The Cobra – Frederick Forsyth

(Best New Author of the Year) CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger
Longlisted
Before I Go To Sleep – S J Watson

And not forgetting that S. J. Bolton had also been shortlisted for both the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and the CWA Dagger in the Library.

Many congratulations to all authors, and you can find further information on the CWA awards here: http://www.thecwa.co.uk/daggers/2011/index.html

And on Lee Child’s Theakstons win: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jul/22/lee-child-crime-novel-award-theakstons

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All well deserved! :)

Hoping to be there next year.

Posted on July 25th, 2011 at 10:20 pm by Nikki-ann 
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