Genre Awards

*Shirley has read it. DNF: Shirley did not finish it. 

Crime Novel of the Year (British and Irish authors) Winner announced July #oldpeculiercrimewritingfestival #crimenoveloftheyear

  • 2018       The Intrusions Stav Sherez
  • 2017       Black Widow by Chris Brookmyre
  • 2016       Clare Mackintosh, I Let You Go*
  • 2015       Sarah Hilary Someone Else’s Skin
  • 2014       Belinda Bauer Rubbernecker
  • 2013       Denise Mina – Gods and Beasts
  • 2012  Denise Mina The End of the Wasp Season
  • 2011       Lee Child 61 Hours
  • 2010       R J Ellory A Simple Act of Violence
  • 2009       Mark Billingham Death Message
  • 2008       Stef Penney The Tenderness of Wolves
  • 2007       Allan Guthrie Two-Way Split
  • 2006       Val McDermid The Torment of Others
  • 2005       Mark Billingham Lazybones

Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction (UK, Ireland or Commonwealth) Winner announced June. #walterscottprize #walterscottprize2019

  • 2018  The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers
  • 2017  Days Without End* Sebastian Barry
  • 2016  Tightrope by Simon Mawer
  • 2015  The ten thousand things John Spurling
  • 2014  An Officer and a Spy, Robert Harris
  • 2013 The Garden of Evening Mists* by Tan Twan Eng
  • 2012 On Canaan’s Side by Sebastian Barry
  • 2011 The Long Story by Andrea Levy
  • 2010  Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel DNF

David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction – to encourage and reward excellent American historical fiction.

  • 2019 Louisa Hall Trinity
  • 2018 Laurel Davis Huber The Velveteen Daughter
  • 2016 Michele Moore for Her The Cigar Factory
  • 2015 Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse by Faith Sullivan
  • 2014 What is Visible by Kimberly Elkins
  • 2013 Crossing Purgatory, by Gary Schanbacher
  • 2012 The Cove, by Ron Rash
  • 2011 Julie Otsuka, The Buddha in the Attic
  • 2010 Robin Oliveira for My Name is Mary Sutter
  • 2009 Edward Rutherfurd for  New York: The Novel
  • 2008 Kathleen Kent for The Heretic’s Daughter: A Novel
  • 2007 Kurt Andersen for his Heyday, a novel
  • 2006 Sheldon Russell for his Dreams to Dust: A Tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush
  • 2005 Madison House: A Novel by Peter Donahue
  • 2004 Linda Busby Parker for her Seven Laurels: A Novel
  • 2003 Robert J. Begiebing Rebecca Wentworth’s Distraction: A Novel