I thought I'd base my post on awards that I watch annually.
These are all crime fiction awards and I find their longlists, shortlists, and winners useful for indications of books to look out for.
Sometimes I participate with others in reading books on the shortlists and trying to predict winners.
I won't cover them all here but here are some. I've taken some from my various blog posts last year:
- Ned Kelly Awards: this is Australia's premier recognition of crime fiction and last year I blogged about the longlist, the shortlist, and the winners. The Ned Kelly awards are usually given out at Melbourne Writer's Festival in August.
- Australia's Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards: These awards are for Australian female crime fiction writers and are again handed out during the Melbourne Writer's Festival
- Ngaio Marsh Award - last year saw the creation of the initial Ngaio Marsh Award for excellence in New Zealand crime fiction.
- 2010 Australian Prime Minister's Literary Awards Shortlist
- CWA Shortlists announced
- CWA International Dagger - My Verdict
- 2010 CWA International Dagger
- Vote on the Theakston's 2010 Long List
- Finalists for remaining CWA Daggers - Gold, Steel and John Creasey (New Blood)
- 2010 CWA Gold, Fleming & Creasey awards shortlists
- Agatha Award Winners 2010
- Malice 21 Agatha Winners
- Edgar Awards 2010
- Left Coast Crime Awards
- Barry & Macavity & Book of the Decade Award winners 2010
- 2010 Barry Awards shortlist announced
- 2010 Anthony Awards
- Shamus Nominations 2010
- Nero Wolfe Award Nominees
- SpineTingler Awards
- 2009 Nebula Awards