Announcing the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards Short List

Some of Australia’s best crime fiction authors, hottest new talent and a diverse range of true crime authors have been shortlisted in this year’s Ned Kelly Awards.

The Australian Crime Writers Association today announced the shortlists for the 21st Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Fiction. The Ned Kelly Awards celebrate the best in Australian crime fiction and true crime. The shortlists have been drawn from eighty-nine entries across three award categories.

Announcing the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards Longlist

This year’s longlist for the Ned Kelly Awards announced by the Australian Crime Writers Association celebrates the novels of well established crime writers and talented newcomers.

“Crime Fiction is one of the most popular genres in the world and Australian authors have a strong and distinctive voice.” says ACWA chairperson Rochelle Jackson.

“These longlists celebrate the best of Australian fiction and non-fiction crime writing and show that we are up there with the best in the world.”