2010 Dagger Award Shortlists

The Crime Writers’ Association of Britain (CWA) has annouced the first batch of nominees for the 2010 Dagger Awards as follows:

CWA International Dagger:

Badfellas, by Tonino Benacquista (Bitter Lemon), Translated from the French by Emily Read

August Heat, by Andrea Camilleri (Picador), Translated from the Italian by Stephen Sartarelli

Hypothermia, by Arnaldur Indridason (Harvill Secker), Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson (Quercus/MacLehose Press), Translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland (aka. Steven T. Murray)

Thirteen Hours, by Deon Meyer (Hodder & Stoughton), Translated from the Afrikaans by K. L. Seegers

The Darkest Room, by Johan Theorin (Doubleday), Translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy

The CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction:

Major Farran’s Hat, by David Cesarani (Heinemann)

Killing Time, by David R. Dow (Heinemann)

Aftermath: The Omagh Bombing & the Families’ Pursuit of Justice, by Ruth Dudley Edwards (Harvill Secker)

Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie & Clyde, by Jeff Guinn (Simon & Schuster)

Defending the Guilty, by Alex McBride (Penguin/Viking)

The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston, with Mario Spezi (Virgin/Random House)

CWA Dagger in the Library (“awarded to an author for a body of work, not one single title”):

Simon Beckett (Bantam Press)

R.J. Ellory (Orion)

Ariana Franklin (Random House)

Mo Hayder (Bantam Press)

Denise Mina (Transworld)

Chris Simms (Orion)

CWA Short Story Dagger:

“A Calculated Risk,” by Sean Chercover (from Thriller 2, edited by Clive Cussler; MIRA)

“The Weapon,” by Jeffery Deaver (from Thriller 2)

“Can You Help Me Out There,” by Robert Ferrigno (from Thriller 2)

“Boldt’s Broken Angel,” by Ridley Pearson (from Thriller 2)

“Like a Virgin,” by Peter Robinson (from his collection, The Price of Love; Hodder & Stoughton)

“Killing Time,” by Jon Land (from Thriller 2)

“Protecting the Innocent,” by Simon Wood (from Thriller 2)

CWA Debut Dagger (“a new-writing competition open to anyone writing in the English language who has not yet had a novel published commercially”):

All the Precious Things, by Jan Napiorkowski (UK)

A Murder in Mumbles, by Rick DeMille (USA)

A Place of Dying, by Patrick Eden (UK)

Case No. 1, by Sandra Graham (Australia)

Chinese Whispers, by Alan Carter (Australia)

In the Lion’s Throat, by Bob Marriott (New Zealand)

Legacy, by Rebecca Brodie (UK)

Lockdown, by Danielle Ramsay (UK)

Pretty Preeti, by Stephanie Light (India)

Safe Harbour, by Rosemary McCracken (Canada)

The Beggar’s Opera, by Peggy Blair (Canada)

The Chameleon Factor, by Kathleen Stewart (Australia)

The winners of these categories will be announced on July 23 during the Theakstone Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, England