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International Author of the Year:
Jeffery Deaver (The Sleeping Doll, Hodder & Stoughton), Stieg Larsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Quercus), Karin Slaughter (Skin Privilege, Arrow) and PJ Tracy (Snow Blind, Penguin)
Breakthrough Author of the Year:
Chelsea Cain (Heartsick, Pan), Stuart MacBride (Broken Skin, Harper), Michael Robotham (Shatter, Sphere) and Anne Zouroudi (The Messenger of Athens, Bloomsbury)
ITV3 Writer’s Award for Classic TV Drama:
Colin Dexter, Ian Rankin, PD James, Lynda La Plante, Val McDermid and Ruth Rendell.
Penny Vincenzi, Chair of the Judges, comments, “This list of books, wide-ranging in both its scope and genre – tragedy, comedy and mystery are all there! – embodies the vibrant nature of new writing published in this country today. This is a list that truly sparkles – something, I am sure, Desmond Elliott would very much approve of.”
Vincenzi is joined on the judging panel by Tatler Editor, Geordie Greig and author and journalist Cristina Odone.
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