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»BSFA awards administrator Donna Scott called Jack Glass „an amazing book, which successfully blends crime and science fiction into a triptych of appealing narratives concerning – of all things – a sociopathic protagonist.“«

Alison Flood

Crime Fiction meets Science Fiction: Adam Roberts, the science fiction novelist Kim Stanley Robinson said should have won the Man Booker prize, has received his first major award – the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) best novel prize for his space-set riff on golden-age detective fiction, Jack Glass. Alison Flood reports at The Guardian.

Awards | The winners of the Ned Kelly Awards recognizing the best in Australian crime fiction and non-fiction were announced by the Crime Writers‘ Association of Australia. More at omnimysterynews.com.

Peter Twohig’s The Cartographer about a young boy mapping crime in Melbourne was awarded the prize for Best First Crime Fiction while Eamonn Duff’s Sins of the Father by took home the prize for Best True Crime – and the unsettling novel, Pig Boy by J. C. Burke was awarded Best Crime Fiction.

The SD Harvey Short Story Award went to A.J. Clifford for ‚Summer of the Seventeenth Poll‘ and Gabrielle Lord, the author of the immensely popular Conspiracy 365 series was granted a Lifetime Achievement Award.