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Jane Harper shortlisted for UK crime writing award

7/08/2020 2:26 PM
Jane Harper shortlisted for UK crime writing award

Australian author Jane Harper has been shortlisted for the British-based Theakston’s Old Peculier 2020 Crime Novel Award.

The award is given to the author of a crime novel published by authors from the UK or Ireland. Harper was born in the UK, making her eligible for nomination for her most recent book, The Lost Man.

The Lost Man was incredibly popular in 2018. You can read our review here.

Irish author Adrian McKinty has also been shortlisted for The Chain.

McKinty lived in Australia for a period of time, where his ‘Sean Duffy’ series was published by Allen & Unwin.

The Theakston’s Old Peculier prize is one of the UK’s top crime-fiction awards, sponsored by Theakston’s Old Peculier – a beer produced by the T&R Theakston brewery in the market town of Masham, North Yorkshire.

Previous winners include Lee Child, Stav Sherez, and Denise Mina, who has won twice.

The award winner is announced at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival in the UK, held annually in July. The winner receives a £3000 prize.