Crime writing is a big book category in Britain and here are this year’s Dagger award winners. As always, I like to look to winners for inspiration.
Daggers crime writing awards presented to ‘the best of the best’ | Books | The Guardian.
At work, we just got the annual contest entry invitation from one of the journalism associations to which we belong. The first professional award I ever earned came from this group. While awards are nice, some are nicer than others. This post warns you about “awards profiteers.” One warning is about costs, but even the Pulitzer has entry fees. (This year’s book prize is still open.) Here are some other considerations.
Writer Beware®: The Blog: Awards Profiteers: How Writers Can Recognize and Avoid Them
I wish I had more time to read. I know I’m a writer because I loved the worlds I found in books. Books that are award-quality generate ideas and demonstrate craft. So these nominees for the Arthur C. Clarke Award are on my “sci-fi to read” list.
2015 Shortlist Announced | Arthur C. Clarke Award
Here are more award winners to study and, perhaps, emulate.
2014 National Book Critics Circle Award winners announced – LA Times
The National Book Awards for 2014 are history. Kudos especially to Ursula Le Guin for her lifetime honors.
National Book Award Goes to Phil Klay for His Short Story Collection – NYTimes.com
Sometimes what the critics say doesn’t matter, but it’s still interesting to compare views — yours and theirs.
What the critics said about the National Book Award finalists | Entertain This!