Sunday, 1 February 2009
The Hammett Prize for literary excellence in crime writing which is given to a work of fiction or nonfiction by a U.S. or Canadian author is awarded by the North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers. The list of nominees for the 2009 Hammett Prize was announced on Saturday 31 January 2009.
The nominations are as follows:-
Leading Lady, by Heywood Gould (Five Star)
The Finder, by Colin Harrison, (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
City of the Sun, by David Levien, (Doubleday)
The Turnaround, by George Pelecanos (Little, Brown)
South by South Bronx, by Abraham Rodriguez (Akashic)
The winner will be declared during the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA) Sales Conference, that is due to be held in Baltimore, October 4-5.
Congratulations to all the nominees.