The program for the 10th Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival was announced yesterday and inludes headliners Jo Nesbo, Harlan Coben, John Connolly, Kate Mosse, Peter Robinson, Peter James and Ian Rankin. (Hat tip to the blog It's a Crime--or a Mystery)
In the interview roundup this week, the acclaimed and prolific author Robert Randisi stopped by Petticoats and Pistols, talking about his westerns and what makes a good story; the blog Kittling: Books talked with writing duo Joyce and Jim Lavene about their cozy mysteries and how they write as a team; Existential Ennui (love the blog title) had a Q&A with spy novelist Jeremy Duns.
Not so much a Q&A as a guest post, Les Edgerton gives tips via Kristen Lamb's blog on how to create a remarkable writing voice.
More award and award nomination congratulations to report this week:
- This year's nominees for the Arthur Ellis Awards for crime fiction authors were handed out by the Crime Writers of Canada.
- The Los Angeles Times Book Award winners were also announced, with Stephen King awarded the prize for in the Mystery/Thriller Category for his novel 11/22/63.
- The Mystery Writers of America gave the Mary Higgins Clark Award to Sara J. Henry for her novel Learning to Swim.
- CrimeFest in the UK announced shortlists for Audible Sounds of Crime Awards, given for the best abridged and unabridged crime audiobooks in both printed and audio formats; the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award for the best humorous crime novel; and the eDunnit Award for the best crime fiction ebook first published in both hardcopy and in electronic format.