As is the way of things in 2011 Fair Dinkum got its up-to-the-minute news on this subject from twitter, thanks mostly to the excellent tweeting of Angela Savage (@angsavage) and a few random Melbourne Writer’s Festival attendees that I stumbled across in my hashtag searches.
But enough of that, on to the news you want to hear. Shortlisted novels in all categories are all listed below with the winners in bold and marked by an asterisk (‘cos some of you can’t see the bold). The links will take you to the relevant Fair Dinkum catch-all page for the authors we’ve talked about and reviewed here on the blog. There’s at least one review of each book in the first fiction and best fiction categories to be found here, and two of most of ’em.
Best First Fiction
*Alan Carter Prime Cut Fremantle Press
David Whish-Wilson Line of Sight Penguin Books
P.M. Newton The Old School Penguin Books
S.D. Harvey Short Story Award
Robert Goodman Southern Hemisphere Blues
* A.S. Patric Hemisphere Travel Guides: Las Vegas For Vegans
* Geesche Jacobson Abandoned- The Sad Death of Dianne Brimble Allen & Unwin
Ross Honeywill Wasted Penguin
Lindsay Simpson & Jennifer Cooke Honeymoon Dive Macmillan
Angela Savage The Half-Child Text
* Geoffrey McGeachin The Diggers Rest Hotel Penguin
Chris Womersley Bereft Scribe Publishing
Fair Dinkum Crime congratulates all the writers and gives an extra round of applause for the winners. Thanks to all of you for providing us with some great Australian reading this year.