Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year
Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2019
A novel longlisted for the Man Booker is up against debut authors in the most hotly contended crime writing prize in the country.
2019 marks the 15th year of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award. The prize was created to celebrate the very best in crime fiction and is open to UK and Irish crime authors whose novels were published in paperback from 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2019.
Executive director of T&R Theakston, Simon Theakston, said: “So many authors on our longlist have been nominees for major mainstream awards. The literary world is perhaps catching up to the fact that crime fiction is leading the publishing world and shaping our cultural landscape. In 2018, sales of crime novels outstripped general fiction for the first time. It’s a genre that dominates the small and big screen, and attracts critical acclaim, as well as being incredibly popular. There is however, only one Crime Novel of the Year, and the reputation of our Award, built over 15 years, makes this accolade hotly contended.”
The shortlist of six titles will be announced on 19 May.
The winner will be announced at an award ceremony hosted by broadcaster Mark Lawson on 18 July on the opening night of the 17th Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate. They’ll receive a £3,000 cash prize, as well as a handmade, engraved beer barrel provided by Theakston Old Peculier.
You can view full information on the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2019 by clicking here.
The Longlist in Full:
Snap by Belinda Bauer
Our House by Louise Candlish
Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh
Wild Fire by Ann Cleeves
This Is How It Ends by Eva Dolan
Take Me In by Sabine Durrant
The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths
London Rules by Mick Herron
Broken Ground by Val McDermid
The Quaker by Liam McIlvanney
The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry
East of Hounslow by Khurrum Rahman
Hell Bay by Kate Rhodes
Salt Lane by William Shaw
The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
Changeling by Matt Wesolowski