Thursday, July 5, 2007

We should pay crime writers more respect

(news posted by b2b)
Posted at 6:27PM Wednesday 4th July 2007 by b2b newsdesk

The subject of book awards is a touchy one for crime scribes, many of whom have long nursed grudges against the bigger literary prizes. PD James and Ian Rankin have both complained that crime - not to mention other genre writing - is unfavourably overlooked in these matters. When he picked up his Nibby from Richard and Judy earlier this year, winning in the crime thriller category, Ian Rankin couldn't help but bring the issue up again.

Guardian Blog

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