Australian author Peter Temple has picked up the world's richest prize for crime writing at a glittering awards ceremony in London.
Temple won the UK Crime Writers Association's prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award, also known as the Gold Dagger, claiming STG20,000 ($A47,400) in the process.
The Ballarat-based author was awarded the prize for his eighth novel, The Broken Shore.
Temple, the first Australian to be nominated for the award, beat off competition… Continue
Posted on July 6, 2007 at 10:24am — 1 Comment
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My book, The Beatitudes, is a paranormal thriller set in New Orleans. It will be out in the fall and I am donating all royalties directly to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. Libraries support the infrastructure of a great city, so I have started The Beatitudes Network to promote awareness of the importance of public libraries in NOLA.
The blogsite www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com describes the Network, has excerpts from The Beatitudes, recipes, and more. Merci mille fois. Lyn Lejeune.
Writers, please pass the word…..it’s for a good cause….don’t let the libraries of New Orleans or the US go the way of The Great Library of Alexandria. P.S. just posted an excerpt on my Crimespace page.
Thanks for stopping by.
The only writer I recognized on your list was Ann Rule - and she is phenomenal at capturing the essence of a crime story. I haven't read many nonfiction crime stories, but I might check out some of your recommendations.
Thanks so much!
Yes, my books are available in Australia from Orion Books. I was over last year for the Melbourne Writers festival, and to promote LIGHTS OUT...I think the mass market of LIGHTS OUT should be out soon....and my new novel THE FOLLOWER as well
Great meeting you!
My hubby loves all the true crime shows as well, and makes me watch. I call it "research"! LOL