Friday, August 13, 2010

Finalist!!!


The finalists have been announced for the inaugural Ngaio Marsh Award for the best crime novel... and Containment is one of them!

I'm utterly stoked. It feels such an honour to make the top three along with Cut & Run by Alix Bosco and Burial by Neil Cross.

The winner will be announced at The Press Christchurch Writer's Festival on Friday the 10th of September.

For this Ngaio Marsh fan to make it into the final of the Ngaio Marsh Award is just too exciting for words.

16 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

WOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!

artandmylife said...

Fantastic news!!!!!!!

Bernadette in Australia said...

Congratulations Vanda. So far I have only read Overkill but I am sure Containment is just as good. Good luck

Anonymous said...

Thats great news Vanda! :) Many congrats!

Jason Payne
Currently back in NZ for a few weeks

Claire Beynon said...

Brilliant news, brilliant Vanda! Congrats ++++++++ L, C x

jtwebster books said...

Congratulations Vanda. Well done, you deserve it.

Jose Ignacio Escribano said...

Well done Vanda. Congratulations. I look forward to read Containment. Have only read Overkill so far and I enjoyed it very much.

Kerrie said...

Well done Vanda

Dorte H said...

Congratulations!

I am always so happy when I see that some crime writers actually make it!

Jeannie said...

Congratulations. I've read all your books - and waiting for the next one (no pressure). Great to see crime writing getting all this attention in NZ.

Pam Morrison said...

Congratulations Vanda - that's great news!!

maggie@at-the-bay.com said...

Oh well done Vanda - great news.

Pen said...

That's awesome Vanda. Congratulations!!!!

Kiwicraig said...

You're mentioned in today's Sunday Star-Times too Vanda - both for the Award, and talking about the rise in quality Kiwi crime writing in general. Great feature by Books Editor Mark Broatch: thinks it feels kind of unusual to have been on the other side of the interviewer-interviewee pairing, for a big feature in which he's quoted in today's Sunday Star-Times: http://www.stuff.co.nz/sunday-star-times/features/4022878/Fiction-Its-a-crime-wave

Joanne said...

Well deserved! Congratulations Vanda!

Vanda Symon said...

Thanks everyone - I'm delighted to be a finalist! Now I just have to wait for the awards night. I hate waiting...