The Anthony Award Winners were announced on Saturday night at Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention.
November Road by Lou Berney (William Morrow)
Best First Novel
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Doubleday)
Best Paperback Original Novel
Under a Dark Sky by Lori Rader-Day (William Morrow Paperbacks)
Best Short Story
“The Grass Beneath My Feet” by S.A. Cosby, in Tough (blogazine, August 20, 2018)
Best Critical or Non-Fiction Work
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara (HarperCollins)
Congratulations to all!
The Anthony® Award is named for the late Anthony Boucher (rhymes with “voucher”), a well-known California writer and critic who wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times Book Review, and also helped found Mystery Writers of America. First presented in 1986, the Anthony Awards are among the most prestigious and coveted literary awards. Bouchercon®, the World Mystery Convention founded in 1970, is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization celebrating the mystery genre. It is the largest annual meeting in the world for readers, writers, fans, publishers, editors, agents, booksellers, and other lovers of crime fiction.