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The winner of the Kobo Emerging Writers, Genre Fiction Prize is Sam Wiebe for Last of the Independents (Dundurn). Bestowed to a different genre every year, this year's prize acknowledges a work of mystery.
C.C. Humphreys, Plague, Doubleday Canada
Best First Novel
Steve Burrows, Siege of Bitterns, Dundurn Press
Best Novella *
Jas. R. Petrin, A Knock on the Door, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine
Best Short Story
Margaret Atwood, Stone Mattress, McClelland & Stewart
Best Book in French
Andrée Michaud, Bondrée, Editions Québec Amérique
Best Juvenile/YA Book
Sigmund Brouwer, Dead Man's Switch, Harvest House
Best Nonfiction Book
Charlotte Gray, The Massey Murder, HarperCollins
Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel
Strange Things Done by Elle Wild
*CWC announces the Lou Allin Memorial Award of $200 for the Arthur Ellis Novella Category
Sponsored by the 2011 Bloody Words Conference Committee, this award will be given in honour of Lou Allin. Lou was a board member of CWC, a co-chair of the 2011 Bloody Words Conference, an award-winning writer, and a mentor to many. This award is particularly fitting, as she was the winner of the first Arthur Ellis Novella Award. We miss you dearly, Lou.
Many thanks to artist and CWC member Don Graves for donating a Canadian landscape painting as a prize for Best Novel.
In 1998, Sylvia McConnell began RendezVous Crime, a publishing house with the mandate to publish crime novels written by Canadians set in Canada. Over the next thirteen years she published 80 works of crime fiction, many of which were nominated for or won prestigious awards. For her belief in the value of Canadians telling Canadian stories, for her encouragement of new Canadian authors, and for her recognition of talent with staying power, we are proud to present Sylvia McConnell with the Derrick Murdoch award for 2015.
Congratulations to the winner of the 2015 Bony Blithe Award!
Cathy Ace, The Corpse with the Platinum Hair (Touchwood Editions)
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2015 ARTHUR ELLIS AWARDS:
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