Monday, August 15, 2011

Crime Pays: the Herald on Sunday looks at the 2011 Ngaio Marsh Award

Yesterday (NZT) there was an article on the 2011 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel in the Herald on Sunday, one of New Zealand's major weekend newspapers. I was interviewed by HOS Books Editor and acclaimed author Nicky Pellegrino about New Zealand crime fiction, and the four finalists for this year's award.

I spoke to Nicky about the growth of the Award in its second year, the quality of this year's longlist, and then gave my own perspectives on what makes each of the four finalists a cracking crime fiction read.

You can read the article in full online here.

It's great to see local crime fiction getting this sort of coverage in our major media. Hopefully there will be plenty of stories about the winner too, after they're announced at the "Setting the Stage for Murder" event in Christchurch next weekend (buy tickets here).

Who do you think will win the 2011 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel? Who would you like to see win (if that's a different answer)? What New Zealand crime novels have you really enjoyed?

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