- Best Novel -The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [Knopf]
- Best First Novel - (repeat) The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [Knopf]
- Best Paperback Original Money Shot by Christa Faust [Hard Case Crime] (BABY!)
- Best Short Story "A Sleep Not Unlike Death" by Sean Chercover from Hardcore Hardboiled [Kensington] (big fedora hat tip to Todd Robinson...Todd you RULE!)
- Best Critical Nonfiction Work...Gruuuuuuuhhh?
- Best Children's/Young Adult Novel...again (with feeling)...Gruuuuuuhh?
- Best Cover Art Death Was the Other Woman designed by David Rotstein and written by Linda L. Richards [Minotaur]
- Special Service Award - Jon and Ruth Jordan and Ali Karim (TIE...and I mean, I've never even met Ali, but I love his interviews and anybody who can host a B'con panel at 9:30 in the morning while drinking gin and tonics is OK in my book.)
KIERAN SHEA’s fiction has appeared in dozens of venues including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Dogmatika, Word Riot, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, Crimefactory, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir ...as well as in some beefy-looking anthologies most of which will make you question the tether of his shiny, red balloon. To his self-deprecating astonishment he's also been nominated for the Story South’s Million Writers Award twice without sending the judges so much as a thank you note. He co-edited the satiric transgressive fiction collection D*CKED: DARK FICTION INSPIRED BY DICK CHENEY and his debut novel KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY is out now from Titan Books. Kieran divides his time between 38°58′22.6″N- 76°30′4.17″W and 39.2775° N, 74.5750° W.
Yo, Tony B!
B'con '09 chucked up the nominees for the Anthony Awards today. Here are my predictions, if I had to choose. Naturally, I'll be writing in some others in protest.
Posted by Kieran Shea at 5/19/2009 01:13:00 PM