Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Neddies turn 20!

The Ned Kelly Awards honour Australian crime fiction and true crime writing. Known affectionately as 'The Neds' the awards began in 1995, with Peter Temple, Mark Dapin, Garry Disher, John Saffran, Peter Corris and Michael Robotham among previous winners. Categories for 2015  are Best Fiction, Best First Fiction, Best True Crime and the Sandra Harvey Short Story Award. The shortlist will be announced at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival on Saturday 8 August, followed by the Awards Ceremony on 22 August.

Many of the works submitted for consideration for this year's awards are held by our libraries. Click on the links below to access the catalogue records to place any of these items on hold or check which formats are available, or head into your local branch and browse the mystery and crime sections. You'll find plenty of previous winners on the shelves too!  

Best Fiction

The Snow Kimono by Mark Henshaw

Through the Cracks by Honey Brown

Best First Fiction

A Fatal Tide by Steve Sailah

Chasing the Ace by Nicholas J Johnson

Death on Danger Island by G.P. Field

King of the Road by Nigel Bartlett

Losing Kate by Kylie Kayden

Quota by Jock Serong

What Came Before by Anna George

Best True Crime

An Inconvenient Genocide by Geoffrey Robertson

At the Altar of the Road Gods: Stories of Motorcycles and Other Drugs by Boris Mihailovic

Australia's Hardest Prison: Inside the Walls of Long Bay Jail by James Phelps

He Who Must be Obeid: the Untold Story  by Kate McClymont & Linton Besser

In the Company of Cowards: Bush, Howard & Injustice at Guantanamo by Michael Mori

Khaki Crims and Desperados by Russell Robinson

Last Woman Hanged by Caroline Overington

Milat: Inside Australia's Biggest Manhunt: a Detective's Story by Clive Small & Tom Gilling

Once Upon a time in Melbourne by Liam Houlihan

 Silk Road:  the shocking true story of the world's most notorious online drug market by Eileen Ormsby

The Fall: How Simon Gittany Killed Lisa Harnum by Amy Dale

The Family Court Murders by Debi Marshall

The Feel-Good Hit of the Year: A Memoir by Liam Pieper

The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay by David Murray

The Real Chopper: the Man Behind the Legend, Inside & Out by Adam Shand

 This House of Grief: the Story of a Murder Trial by Helen Garner

Where is Daniel? by Bruce Marcombe

You're Just Too Good to be True by Sofija Stefanovic

Visit Newcastle Region Library's Catalogue and Website.

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