Full Results for the 2015 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing
The New England Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce the results of the 2015 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing.
The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing is a national award for unpublished short-form crime writing.
In its third year in 2015, the Prize attracted a strong field of entries from all over Australia, by writers both published and unpublished. Fiction was once again particularly well-represented, with the winners of not only Fiction but the Emerging Author and the New England Award coming from that category this year, and the Youth Award also going to a young fiction writer who not only won that category but also received a highly commended for another story.
Sisters in Crime member, Sophie Masson, has helped organise the awards and is interviewing the winners on her blog: http://firebirdfeathers.com/
Poetry: Sponsored by the New England Writers’ Centre and the Armidale Dumaresq Library
Winner: P.S. Cottier (ACT), for Criminals who are no longer criminals
Highly Commended: Jaz Stutley (Vic) for The Waterhole Note: Sisters in Crime member
Highly Commended: Roger Vickery(NSW) for Lower Court 1D, Downing Centre
Fiction: Sponsored by the School of Arts, University of New England
Winner: Susan Bennett, (VIC)for Bittersweet
Highly Commended: Sarah Evans,(WA) for Sharpshooter Note: Sisters in Crime member
Highly Commended: Tony Sevil, (NSW)for The Disappearance of Buck
Highly Commended: Lynne Cook,(NSW) for Change of Plan
Commended: Sarah Evans, (WA) for Composting Gladys Note: Sisters in Crime member
Commended: Maris Morton,(NSW) for The Passionate Gardener Note: Sisters in Crime member
Non-Fiction: Sponsored by The Armidale Express
Winner: Joshua Nash (NSW) for A Nameless Island
No commendeds or highly commendeds awarded in this category.
New England Award: Sponsored by Reader’s Companion Bookshop, Armidale
Winner: Tony Sevil for The Disappearance of Buck (fiction)
Emerging Author Award: sponsored by Friends of Tamworth Libraries
Winner: Lynne Cook (NSW) for Change of Plan (fiction)
Youth Award: Sponsored by Granny Fi’s Toy Cupboard, Armidale
Winner: Madeleine Gome (VIC) for Scrap Metal (fiction) Note: daughter of Sisters in Crime member, Emma Viskic
Highly commended: Megan Galbraith (NSW) for The Butcher (poetry)
Highly commended: Madeleine Gome (VIC) for Lucky I’ve Got Lilian (fiction) Note: daughter of Sisters in Crime member, Emma Viskic
Highly commended: Bradley Lucas (NSW) for Robbed (fiction)