29 July 2010

Sisters in Crime

Murder! Mystery! Mayhem!

Perhaps not words traditionally associated with Children's and Young Adult fiction. But the shortlists for the Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women are up and we send Hoorays and Hurrahs to Catherine Jinks (twice - hip, hip) and Justine Larbalestier (hooray) who are short-listed in the Children's and Young Adult category for their books:
The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
The Genius Wars by Catherine Jinks
Liar by Justine Larbalestier

You can see the complete shortlists over at the Readings blog, you can vote in the reader's choice awards and you can attend the gala dinner for the awards presentation at the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Sing it, sister.

1 comment:

Megan Burke said...

Wooooo! Liar was fantastic.

Also, American YA series PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (and now TV show) is also a murder mystery series.