Rupture makes Theakstons longlist

Rupture, I’m delighted to say, has been longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award.

In its seventh year, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, in partnership with Asda, and this year in association with the Daily Mirror, was created to celebrate crime writing and is open to British and Irish authors whose novels were published in paperback from 1 January 2010 to 31 May 2011.

The award is unique in that it is the only one of its kind largely voted for by the general public. You (yes, you) have until 5 June to vote for your favourite title at and the result of the vote will determine the six titles that make it on to the shortlist. The shortlist will be announced on 1 July, and the eventual winner will be decided by a panel of judges including festival chair Dreda Say Mitchell, journalist and novelist Henry Sutton, the winner of a Daily Mirror reader competition and Simon Theakston, Executive Director of T&R Theakston Ltd.

Congratulations to all the other writers who have been longlisted:

Blacklands, by Belinda Bauer (Corgi)

From the Dead, by Mark Billingham (Sphere)

Blood Harvest, by S J Bolton (Corgi Books)

61 Hours, by Lee Child (Bantam Books)

Winterland, by Alan Glynn (Faber)

A Room Swept White, by Sophie Hannah (Hodder)

The Woodcutter, by Reginald Hill (Harper Fiction)

Rupture, by Simon Lelic (Picador)

Sister, by Rosamund Lupton (Piatkus)

Dark Blood, by Stuart MacBride (Harper Fiction)

Fever of the Bone, by Val McDermid (Sphere)

Fifty Grand, by Adrian McKinty (Serpent’s Tail)

Still Bleeding, Steve Mosby (Orion)

The Twelve, by Stuart Neville (Vintage)

Random, by Craig Robertson (Simon & Schuster)

The Holy Thief, by William Ryan (Pan Books)

The Anatomy of Ghosts, by Andrew Taylor (Michael Joseph)

A Capital Crime, by Laura Wilson, (Quercus)

The overall winner of the prize will be announced by radio broadcaster and festival regular Mark Lawson on the opening night of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate on Thursday 21 July.

Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 9:28 am

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