2016 Davitt Awards Short(ish) Lists

SistersInCrimeLogoSisters in Crime Australia has announced the shortlists for this year’s Davitt Awards, celebrating the best in crime writing by Australian women. We’ve only read some titles from the Adult and Debut categories here at Fair Dinkum but we congratulate all the nominees and look forward to learning who wins all the awards on August 27.

Adult novels (6)
– Anne Buist, Medea’s Curse: Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist (Text Publishing) (Kerrie’s review, Bernadette’s review)
– Candice Fox, Fall (Penguin Random House)
– Sulari Gentill, Give the Devil His Due (Pantera Press)
– Bronwyn Parry, Storm Clouds (Hachette Australia)
– J. M. Peace, Time to Run (Pan Macmillan Australia) (Bernadette’s review, Kerrie’s review)
– Emma Viskic, Resurrection Bay (Echo Publishing) (Bernadette’s review)

I will admit to voting for one of the above titles in the Reader’s Choice category of the Davitt Awards (all members of Sisters in Crime are eligible to cast one vote in that category). It may or may not be one of the titles I’ve reviewed.

Young Adult Novels (4)
– Kathryn Barker, In the Skin of a Monster (Allen & Unwin)
– Fleur Ferris, Risk (Penguin Random House)
– Ellie Marney, Every Move (Allen & Unwin)
– Maureen McCarthy, Stay with Me (Allen & Unwin)

Children’s Novels (3)
– Susan Green, Verity Sparks and the Scarlet Hand (Walker Press)
– Catherine Jinks, Theophilus Grey and the Demon Thief (Allen & Unwin)
– R. A. Spratt, Friday Barnes 2: Under Suspicion (Penguin Random House)

Non-Fiction (6)
– Carol Baxter, Black Widow (Allen & Unwin)
– Cheryl Critchley and Helen McGrath, Why Did They Do It? (Pan Macmillan Australia)
– Kate Kyriacou, The Sting (Echo Publishing)
– Alecia Simmonds, Wildman (Affirm Press)
– Sue Smetherst, Behind Closed Doors (Simon & Schuster)
– Sofija Stefanovic, You’re Just Too Good to Be True (Penguin Random House)

Debut (9)
– Kathryn Barker, In the Skin of a Monster (Allen & Unwin)
– Anne Buist, Medea’s Curse: Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist (Text Publishing) (Kerrie’s review, Bernadette’s review)
– Tania Chandler, Please Don’t Leave Me Here (Scribe)
– Caroline de Costa, Double Madness (Margaret River Press) (Bernadette’s review)
– Fleur Ferris, Risk (Penguin Random House)
– J. M. Green, Good Money (Scribe) (Bernadette’s review, Kerrie’s review)
– J. M. Peace, Time to Run (Pan Macmillan Australia) (Bernadette’s review, Kerrie’s review)
– Ann Turner, The Lost Swimmer (Simon & Schuster) (Bernadette’s review, Kerrie’s review)
– Emma Viskic, Resurrection Bay (Echo Publishing) (Bernadette’s review)

3 thoughts on “2016 Davitt Awards Short(ish) Lists

  1. Lovely list of finalists here, Bernadette. And I’m so excited that I’ve read a few of them, so I feel a bit more in touch this year than I do sometimes. It’ll be interesting to see who wins!

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  2. Bernadette, I also admit to voting for one of the novels on the Adult shortlist in the Reader’s Choice category of the Davitt Awards. It may or may not be one of the titles you’ve reviewed 🙂

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  3. I’m very excited to be included (and have a name at the beginning of the alphabet – seeing it come up first was a real buzz!). Best of luck to all the great books and authors listed.

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