The Women’s National Book Association of New Orlean established the Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction in 2012 for women writers to honor the memory of Diana Pinckley (1952-2012), a longtime crime fiction columnist for The New Orleans Times-Picayune, and her passion for mysteries.
New this year, the Pinckley Prize for True Crime Writing is intended to honor a book which illuminates the reality of women’s lives; it need not be a debut work.
C.S. Harris (Candace Procter) and Angie Kim are the recipients of the 2020 Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction.
Emma Copley Eisenberg is the inaugural winner of the Pinckley Prize for True Crime Writing.
The prizes will be presented during the 2021 Bouchercon which takes place in New Orleans in August.