Alan Duff https://www.austcrimefiction.org/index.php/ en Celebrating the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Awards with a giveaway for readers / supporters https://www.austcrimefiction.org/index.php/blog/celebrating-2014-ngaio-marsh-awards-giveaway-readers-supporters <span>Celebrating the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Awards with a giveaway for readers / supporters</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/1" lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Karen</a></span> <span>Tue, 05/08/2014 - 07:07 pm</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Ngaio Marsh Award are running a competition where readers around the world can go into the draw to win a personally signed copy of the eventual NM Award-winning novel. There are no geographic limits on the prize.</p> <p>All people have to do is 'like' the Award's Facebook page at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/NgaioMarshAward" muse_scanned="true" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/NgaioMarshAward(link is external)</a> to go in the draw. You can read more about the competition here: <a href="http://www.kiwicrime.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/win-personally-signed-copy-of-2014.html" muse_scanned="true" target="_blank">http://www.kiwicrime.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/win-personally-signed-copy-o...</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/3249" hreflang="en">Ngaio Marsh Awards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/21" hreflang="en">New Zealand</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/2320" hreflang="en">Crime Fiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/667" hreflang="en">Paul Cleave</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/196" hreflang="en">Alan Duff</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/459" hreflang="en">Donna Malane</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/930" hreflang="en">Liam McIlvanney</a></div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=5139&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="260bAQzTnrS4p5jzTHQKNHxLdLK2si-GN9U-AIyncvQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:07:20 +0000 Karen 5139 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org Shortlist for the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Awards announced https://www.austcrimefiction.org/index.php/blog/shortlist-2014-ngaio-marsh-awards-announced <span>Shortlist for the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Awards announced</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/1" lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Karen</a></span> <span>Tue, 05/08/2014 - 07:07 pm</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>FOUR OUTSTANDING novels have been announced as the finalists for the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, which will be presented on 30 August following The Great New Zealand Crime Debate event at the WORD Christchurch Writers &amp; Readers Festival. The Ngaio Marsh Award is made annually for the best crime, mystery, or thriller novel written by a New Zealand citizen or resident.</p> <p>“This has absolutely been the toughest year for the judges in the five-year history of the Award,” says Judging Convenor Craig Sisterson. “We had eight excellent, incredibly different novels that made up our deepest and most diverse long list yet. Those books illustrate that local writers are exploring questions of crime and mystery in a variety of exciting ways, and providing readers with a great mix of entertainment, fine storytelling, and beautiful prose. It has made our job very hard, but it’s a nice problem to have.”</p> <p>After much deliberation, and some fairly divergent opinions, the international judging panel has settled on the following four finalists:</p> <p>JOE VICTIM by Paul Cleave (Penguin)<br /><a href="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/review-fredericks-coat-alan-duff" muse_scanned="true">FREDERICK’S COAT by Alan Duff</a> (Random House)<br /> MY BROTHER’S KEEPER by Donna Malane (HarperCollins)<br /> WHERE THE DEAD MEN GO by Liam McIlvanney (Faber)</p> <p>The judges praised JOE VICTIM as “visceral” and packed with “clever dialogue, black humour, and incredible twists”; called FREDERICK’S COAT a “unique and sensitive book in style and subject matter” with “terrific writing and great characters”; said MY BROTHER’S KEEPER was a “consistently compelling and character-rich story” that was executed with rare “grace and human complications”; and rated WHERE THE DEAD MEN GO as a “thought-provoking novel with very real characters and a fascinating, complex plot” that wove in topical and important real-world issues.</p> <p>This year’s winner of the Ngaio Marsh Award will be announced at a ceremony at the conclusion of the “Crime Doesn’t Pay” MC-ed by Joe Bennett at the Rydge’s Ballroom on the evening of Saturday, 30 August 2015. The winner will receive a set of Ngaio Marsh Award novels courtesy of HarperCollins and a cash prize of $1,000 provided by the Christchurch Writers Festival Trust.</p> <p>The Award’s namesake, Dame Ngaio Marsh, was a Christchurch mystery writer and theatre director renowned worldwide as one of the four “Queens of Crime” of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. More than 110 years after her birth her books remain in print and beloved by many generations of readers. The Award was established in 2010 with the blessing of Dame Ngaio’s closest living relatives. </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/3249" hreflang="en">Ngaio Marsh Awards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/21" hreflang="en">New Zealand</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/2320" hreflang="en">Crime Fiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/667" hreflang="en">Paul Cleave</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/196" hreflang="en">Alan Duff</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/459" hreflang="en">Donna Malane</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/930" hreflang="en">Liam McIlvanney</a></div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=5140&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="M6S_E8E6xYxEAy3I6ig4dqttrEmDcyPtKi2WRbsmtm0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:07:20 +0000 Karen 5140 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org Currently Reading - Frederick's Coat, Alan Duff https://www.austcrimefiction.org/index.php/blog/currently-reading-fredericks-coat-alan-duff <span>Currently Reading - Frederick&#039;s Coat, Alan Duff</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/1" lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Karen</a></span> <span>Mon, 23/06/2014 - 07:07 pm</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>It is always a good weekend when you get to dip into something unexpected from New Zealand.</p> <p><strong>From the Blurb:</strong></p> <p>When Johno comes out of prison, he resolves never to go back again. But his new life is not easy, especially as he soon finds himself in sole charge of his strange young son, Danny. Danny isn't the kind of son he would have chosen, but, in caring for the boy, Johno finds new meaning and new direction.</p> <p>But what do you do when the world you've so carefully built comes crashing down? Can you ever escape your past?</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/3226" hreflang="en">Currently Reading</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/3842" hreflang="en">Frederick&#039;s Coat</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/196" hreflang="en">Alan Duff</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/21" hreflang="en">New Zealand</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div data-history-node-id="2515" class="row bs-2col node node--type-books node--view-mode-blogged-books"> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--left"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK INFORMATION</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book-cover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/index.php/book/fredericks-coat" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/fredericks-coat.jpg?itok=RVej5U4a" width="144" height="220" alt="Frederick&#039;s Coat" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/author/alan-duff" hreflang="en">Alan Duff</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">ISBN</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">9781869415662</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-year-of-publication field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Year of Publication</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/1121" hreflang="en">2013</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--right"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--2"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BLURB</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>When Johno comes out of prison, he resolves never to go back again. But his new life is not easy, especially as he soon finds himself in sole charge of his strange young son, Danny. Danny isn't the kind of son he would have chosen, but, in caring for the boy, Johno finds new meaning and new direction.</p> <p>But what do you do when the world you've so carefully built comes crashing down? Can you ever escape your past?</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=5152&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="GzSIH8b_I-VzT7064j4QIBNEVYjWzY778abZRgjuNlo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:07:28 +0000 Karen 5152 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/index.php/blog/currently-reading-fredericks-coat-alan-duff#comments Alan Duff https://www.austcrimefiction.org/index.php/author/alan-duff <div data-history-node-id="509" class="row bs-1col-stacked node node--type-author node--view-mode-rss"> <div class="col-sm-12 bs-region bs-region--main"> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--4"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--4--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--4--content">Author Info</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--4--content" class="panel-body panel-collapse collapse fade in"> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> Alan Duff </h2> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Alan Duff was born in Rotorua in 1950. He has written novels, including Once Were Warriors, One Night Out Stealing, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, Both Sides of the Moon, Szabad, Jake's Long Shadow, Dreamboat Dad and Who Sings for Lu?, the novella State Ward, several children's books and a number of non-fiction works. Once Were Warriors won the Pen Best First Book of Fiction Award and, as well, as What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, was made into an internationally acclaimed film. Duff was the driving force behind the Books in Homes scheme, which aims to break the cycle of illiteracy, poverty, anger and violence among underprivileged children by providing books for them to own.</p> </div> <div class="open-closed js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--3"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--3--content" aria-expanded="false" aria-pressed="false" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--3--content">Tags</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--3--content" class="panel-body panel-collapse collapse fade"> <div class="author-display-tags field field--name-field-country-of-origin field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Country of Origin</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/18" hreflang="en">New Zealand</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Author</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/21" hreflang="en">New Zealand</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/196" hreflang="en">Alan Duff</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-12 bs-region bs-region--bottom"> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--5"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--5--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--5--content">Books By This Author</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--5--content" class="panel-body panel-collapse collapse fade in"> <div class="views-element-container form-group"><div class="view view-eva view-attached-views view-id-attached_views view-display-id-entity_view_1 js-view-dom-id-8f2ee183fa29f1056d7370dae48c3703058f30c2a872f8df588b1f622e8ff558"> <header> <h3>Books:</h3> </header> <h3>Series: </h3> <div id="views-bootstrap-attached-views-entity-view-1" class="grid views-view-grid horizontal"> <div class="row"> <div class="col col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6 col-lg-3 "> <div class="views-field views-field-field-book-cover"><div class="field-content"> <a href="/index.php/book/fredericks-coat" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/fredericks-coat.jpg?itok=RVej5U4a" width="144" height="220" alt="Frederick&#039;s Coat" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div></div><div class="views-field views-field-title"><span class="field-content"><a href="/index.php/book/fredericks-coat" hreflang="en">Frederick&#039;s Coat</a></span></div><div class="views-field views-field-field-year-of-publication"><div class="field-content">2013</div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--6"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--6--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--6--content">Posts About This Author</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--6--content" class="panel-body panel-collapse collapse fade in"> <div class="views-element-container form-group"><div class="view view-eva view-attached-views view-id-attached_views view-display-id-entity_view_4 js-view-dom-id-2e724879ed1b6215bdfb997a9dc2b74255aff7a7625165fa13dc9d909982573f"> <table class="table cols-0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="views-field views-field-type">Review </td> <td class="views-field views-field-title"><a href="/index.php/review/review-fredericks-coat-alan-duff" hreflang="en">Review - FREDERICK&#039;S COAT, Alan Duff</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Monday, July 28, 2014 </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="views-field views-field-type">Blog </td> <td class="views-field views-field-title"><a href="/index.php/blog/currently-reading-fredericks-coat-alan-duff" hreflang="en">Currently Reading - Frederick&#039;s Coat, Alan Duff</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Monday, June 23, 2014 </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=509&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="i1W63z8ZxVHXrDs0suQC9ur-iR4b7Vl3iSzqGsrj2SY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> </div> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 04:06:44 +0000 Karen 509 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/index.php/author/alan-duff#comments