2018 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award Announced


Sisters in Crime has announced the 2018 winner of the annual Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award: Mia Manansala who, as the press release notes, serves as the secretary for the Midwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. The prize has recognized emerging crime writers of color—both men and women—since 2014 with a $1500 grant. More from the press release:

In a joint statement, judges Cynthia Kuhn, Tonya Spratt-Williams, and committee chair Maria Kelson said, “This was our unanimous choice. Manansala exhibits sophisticated genre awareness and playfulness with genre conventions and we believe the manuscript—which features a very funny, millennial, Filipina-American protagonist—makes a new, worthy, and worthwhile contribution to crime fiction.”

To learn more about the prize, click here. To learn more about Sisters in Crime, visit their website.



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Eugenia Williamson is the former Associate Editor of Digital Products at Booklist.

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