Friday, July 20, 2012
Denise Mina wins Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Award
The Festival kicked off last night with the Opening Night Party and the announcement of the winner of the Theakston Old Peculier Crimee Novel of the Year. It was a pretty terrific shortlist (and the wider longlist had many, many great books on it), but in the end Denise Mina deservedly took home the beer barrel trophy for her acclaimed novel THE END OF THE WASP SEASON. It was lovely to see Denise again after meeting her earlier this year at the New Zealand International Arts Festival.
I'll write more about the first night, and the rest of the festival, over the coming days - but for now I have to dash back for another session.