|When:||30 November 2010|
|Venue:||Visions on Campus Restaurant, CPIT, cnr Madras St & Ferry Road, Christchurch|
|Location:||Canterbury Region, New Zealand|
|Phone:||03 384 4721|
THE PRESENTATION of the inaugural Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel will now happen at an event held in Christchurch on Tuesday 30 November 2010. The original event was postponed when The Press Christchurch Writers' Festival was cancelled due to the Canterbury earthquake.
Following an author panel featuring Ngaio Marsh Award finalists Vanda Symon (CONTAINMENT) and Neil Cross (BURIAL), along with Christchurch's own internationally-bestselling crime writer Paul Cleave (BLOOD MEN), the presentation of New Zealand's first-ever crime fiction award will be made.
The award is made for the best crime, mystery, or thriller novel written by a New Zealand citizen or resident, published in New Zealand during 2009. A panel of seven local and international judges considered the best of locally written crime and thriller fiction published last year. The three finalists are:
The international judges said CUT & RUN was “complex and suspenseful” and had “scenes and incidents which are jaw-droppingly good”, that BURIAL “maintained the tension and the atmosphere from beginning to end, keeping the atmosphere creepy”, and that CONTAINMENT had “an attractive series heroine (feisty but vulnerable)” while starting with a “superb” opening scene that by itself would make the judge “want to read more Vanda Symon”.
Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel CREDIT: Craig Sisterson
|First-ever New Zealand crime fiction award to be presented this month||19 November 2010|