ANGEL BABY NAMED WINNER OF NORTH AMERICAN HAMMETT PRIZE
The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers is pleased to announce that Angel Baby: A Novel, by Richard Lange (Mulholland Books) has been named the winner of the organization's annual HAMMETT PRIZE for a work of literary excellence in the field of crime writing.
Other books nominated for the 2013 HAMMETT PRIZE were Cataract City: A Novel, by Craig Davidson (Doubleday Canada); Green Light for Murder, by Heywood Gould (Tyrus Books); Caught, by Lisa Moore (House of Anansi Press); and The Double, by George P. Pelecanos (Little, Brown).
The winning title was chosen by a group of three distinguished outside judges: Steven Kruger, author of The Spectral Jew: Conversion and Embodiment in Medieval Europe; Ben McNally, owner of Ben McNally Books in Toronto; and Karen Solie, winner of the 2010 Griffin Poetry Prize for Pigeon.
Mr. Lange received a bronze trophy, designed by West Coast sculptor Peter Boiger. The award ceremony took place in Toronto, during the Bloody Words conference