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Friday, November 16, 2007

2007 Davitt Awards

I’m just playing catch up here. Back on November 2nd the 2007 Davitt Awards were announced by the Australian Sisters In Crime. The Davitt Awards are given to the best crime novel by an Australian women published in the previous year.

Best (Adult) Crime Novel
Undertow (Macmillan) by Sydney Bauer

Best True Crime Book
Silent Death: The Killing of Julie Ramage (Hodder) by Karen Kissane

Readers Choice Award
Devil’s Food (Allen & Unwin) by Kerry Greenwood
Silent Death: The Killing of Julie Ramage (Hodder) by Karen Kissane

Best Young Adult Crime Novel
The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie (Pan Macmillan) by Jaclyn Moriarty

The full rundown of the awards ceremony including quotes from the winners can be found at the Sisters In Crime website.

The judging panel comprised Jane Sullivan (Sunday Age literary columnist), Dr Shelley Robertson (Sisters in Crime member, forensic pathologist), Rosi Tovey (former owner of Chronicles Bookshop in St Kilda, Sue Turnbull (Head of Media Studies, La Trobe University, Sisters in Crime national co-convenor and Sydney Morning Herald crime columnist), Katrina Beard (Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, and reviewer) and Vivienne Colmer (Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, and reviewer).

This is a valuable award handed out each year recognising some of the best Australian books that are released each year.

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