International Association of Crime Writers, North American Branch

NEWS

Dashiell Hammett


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