The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers is pleased to announce nominees for their annual HAMMETT PRIZE for a work of literary excellence in the field of crime writing by a US or Canadian author. The, nominees are as follows:
Gil Adamson, The Outlander (House of Anansi Press)
Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union: A Novel (HarperCollins)
Michael Dibdin (1947-2007), End Games: An Aurelio Zen Mystery (Pantheon)
Katie Estill, Dahlia’s Gone: A Novel (St. Martin’s)
Martin Cruz Smith, Stalin’s Ghost: An Arkady Renko Novel (Simon & Schuster)
The winner will be announced at the Bloody Words Conference in Toronto in early June. Congratulations to all the nominees.