2009 Ned Kelly Winners

Thank you very very much to Perry from Matilda who was at Friday night's Ned Kelly awards and kindly let me know the winners:

THE TALL MAN by Chloe Hooper

First Fiction

DEEP WATER by Peter Corris and
SMOKE & MIRRORS by Kel Robertson (tie)

S.D. Harvey Award
"Fidget's Farewell" by Scott McDermott

Lifetime Achievement
Shane Maloney

Thanks also to Craig Sisterson (whose name will be familiar to readers of GoodReading Magazine) for the heads up about the tie for the Fiction award. Given that these 2 were up against the wonderful Barry Maitland this was definitely an entry in the "I'm glad I'm not a judge of that one" category. 

Having said that Kel's book is a second in his series, Peter is up to however many dozens in his series.  Add to that Smoke & Mirrors was published in a very small run (paid for by the author himself!), and I really hope that Kel's savouring the moment.

Ghostlines is also a fantastic win - an unusual book, it was one of my favourites last year.

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