Winners of the Ned Kelly Awards 2019 announced
The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the winners for this year’s Ned Kelly Awards for Australian crime writing.
The winning titles in each category are:
Best first fiction
- The Ruin (Dervla McTiernan, HarperCollins)
- The Lost Man (Jane Harper, Macmillan)
Best true crime
- Eggshell Skull (Bri Lee, A&U).
The ACWA’s deputy chair, Robert Goodman, said the awards ‘continue to celebrate the strength of the Australian crime writing scene’. ‘This year, the judges praised Jane Harper’s atmospheric and evocative outback mystery; Dervla McTiernan’s assured, complex and engaging procedural debut; and Bri Lee’s nuanced, impactful and important memoir.’
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