Friday, November 26, 2010

Ngaio Marsh Best Crime Fiction Award

Here's a not so subtle reminder, if you're in Christchurch on Tuesday evening you must come along to the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel presentation evening.

Not only will you get to see moi in action, but also enjoy the charm and wit of fellow crime writers Neil Cross and Paul Cleave. I had the pleasure on being on a panel with both of these blokes in Wellington, and they are great - never shy to express an opinion and great fun. You also get the added bonus of seeing the presentation of the inaugural Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel. Come along and support this new endeavour, that can only be a great thing for crime writing in New Zealand. A lot of hard work has gone into it from the brains and driving force behind it, Craig Sisterson (thanks Craig!) and his host of merry men, and women.

A reminder too of the finalists:

Containment by Vanda Symon
Burial by Neil Cross
Cut & Run by Alix Bosco

No doubt I'll be a nervous wreck, but when I'm nervous, I talk more!


Whodunnit and Whowunnit?
with the presentation of the inaugural Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel
7:30pm, Tuesday 30 November 2010
Visions on Campus Restaurant, CPIT, 

cnr Madras St & Ferry Road, Christchurch
Drinks and nibbles from 7pm, author panel from 7:30pm
$10, includes a glass of wine and nibbles

Tickets from 03 3844721 or email


Anonymous said...

Vanda - I so, so wish that I could be there!!! I'll be thinking of you and wishing you well!

Bernadette said...

Good luck Vanda

Kiwicraig said...

Yes, come one, come all, to hear the wittiness of the three panelists, and the witlessness of the MC :-)

Should be a fantastic evening. Looking forward to catching up with everyone.

PC said...


Good luck!!!


PC x

J.T. Webster said...

Have a fantastic evening. And good luck with the award.

Pen said...

Best of Luck! Wish I could be there, but will be stuck here in Dinners. I'll be thinking of you. Have a great night!