The UK based Crime Writers Association announced the shortlist for the Dagger in the Library award on Thursday. The award is for a body of work from an author. The long list was chosen by voting readers and the shortlist is decided by a panel of judges including previous winner Steve Mosby, CWA Director Lucy Santos and a group of UK librarians.
The five shortlisted crime authors are:
Sharon Bolton (Transworld)
Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
Mari Hannah (Pan)
James Oswald (Michael Joesph)
Mel Sherratt (Thomas & Mercer)
Mel and Mari are personal friends and I wanted to send out a big cheer for them. It’s a huge achievement and one I’m proud of them for.
Wishing all the well deserving shortlisted authors the best for the next round. To get this far is acknowledgement of your work. Your readers can’t get enough!