Awards Round-Up

Several awards-related news items were announced within that last week. Here’s the latest:

The 2009 Guardian Children’s Prize went to Exposure, Mal Peet’s update of Othello.

dragon-tattooAt the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, winners were announced in eight categories for the 2009 Anthony Awards:

Best Novel

The Brass Verdict, by Michael Connelly

Best First Novel

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson

Best Paperback Original

State of the Onion, by Julie Hyzy

Best Short Story

“A Sleep Not Unlike Death,” by Sean Chercover, from Hardcore Hardboiled

Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel

The Crossroads, by Chris Grabenstein

Best Cover Art

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, designed by Peter Mendelsund

Special Service Award

Jon and Ruth Jordan

Last but certainly not least, ten finalists have been named for the £15,000  T. S. Elliot prize. The winner will be announced Jan. 8, 2010.

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