Exciting news from Crime Writers of Canada.
Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) is pleased to announce the Shortlists for the 2021 Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing. Formerly known as the Arthur Ellis Awards, the Awards started in 1984. The annual Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence recognizes the best in mystery, crime, and suspense fiction, and crime nonfiction by Canadian authors. On behalf of CWC, Judy Penz Sheluk, Board Chair, wishes to congratulate all the finalists.
Winners will be announced Thursday 27 May 2021.
And, Flanker Press is very excited to announce that
The Woman in the Attic by bestselling author Emily Hepditch,
has been shortlisted for the
Best Crime First Novel category.
This award is sponsored by Writers First and comes with a prize of $500.
About Crime Writers of CanadaCrime Writers of Canada was founded in 1982 as a professional organization designed to raise the profile of Canadian crime writers. Our members include authors, publishers, editors, booksellers, librarians, reviewers, and literary agents as well as many developing authors. Past winners of the Awards have included such major names in Canadian crime writing as Mario Bolduc, Gail Bowen, Stevie Cameron, Howard Engel, Barbara Fradkin, Louise Penny, Peter Robinson and Eric Wright. We would like to thank ECW Press, Rakuten Kobo, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Shaftesbury, Simpson and Wellenreiter LLP (Hamilton), and the Howard Engel family for their sponsorship, and the many participating publishers for their continued support.