Thursday, August 6, 2009
Mark Billingham wins...
British Writer Mark Billingham has won this year's Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year with Death Message.
The Guardian article about it is here and the Harrogate Festival news here.
I had the great pleasure of sharing the stage with Mark Billingham and Paul Cleave at the Christchurch Writer's Festival last year. I enjoyed reading Death Message, and this is what I said about it at the time.
One of the special things about this award is it is voted for by readers, not reviewers or an award panel. Your happy crime fiction addict gets to have their say, and with the great line up of books and authors there, it would have been a difficult call. So congratulations Mark - your public adores you.