The 2012 Davitt Awards – Shortlist

Bookseller & Publisher reports today that the shortlists for this year’s Davitt Awards, presented by Sisters in Crime Australia for crime books written by Australian women, have been announced.

The shortlisted titles in the Adult fiction category are:

Adult fiction

Having read only half of the shortlisted novels I’m probably not qualified to pass comment on which of these should win the award but of those I have read I would vote for Sulari Gentill’s A DECLINE IN PROPHETS but I will try to read the remaining titles before the awards are announce on 1 September.

Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors.

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7 thoughts on “The 2012 Davitt Awards – Shortlist

  1. It’s great to see the Sisters in Crime release a shortlist for the Davitt Awards this year.

    Note that CAROLYN (not Catherine) Morwood wrote Death and the Spanish Lady 🙂

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  2. I haven’t read any of these, but from the three you have reviewed it seems that this is a much better crime-fiction shortlist than the recently announced Ned Kelly shortlist. Re Catherine/Carolyn, looks as if someone was getting muddled with Jane Austen 😉

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    • Yes I do think it is a more representative sample of the genre – the Kim Westwood book is a sci-fi crossover in that it is set in near future but there is a detective and whatnot.

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