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The Ned Kelly Awards

The Ned Kelly Awards are awarded annually by the Crime Writers Association of Australia recognizing outstanding works in the field of crime fiction and non-fiction by Australian authors.


  • Best Novel: In the Morning I'll Be Gone by Adrian McKinty Review of In the Morning I'll Be Gone by Adrian McKinty
  • Best First Novel: Hades by Candice Fox
  • Best True Crime: Murder in Mississippi by John Safran
  • Best Short Story: "Web Design" by Emma Viskic
  • Best Novel: Blackwattle Creek by Geoffrey McGeachin
  • Best First Novel: The Midnight Promise by Zane Lovitt
  • Best True Crime: The People Smuggler by Robin de Crespigny
  • Best Novel: Pig Boy by J. C. Burke (Random House)
  • Best First Novel: The Cartographer by Peter Twohig (HarperCollins)
  • Best True Crime: Sins of the Father by Eamonn Duff (Allen & Unwin)
  • Best Short Story: "Summer of the 17th Poll" by A. J. Clifford
  • Lifetime Achievement: Gabrielle Lord
  • Best Novel: The Diggers Rest Hotel by Geoffrey McGeachin (Viking)
  • Best First Novel: Prime Cut by Alan Carter (Fremantle Press)
  • Best True Crime: The Sad Death of Dianne Brimble by Geesche Jacobsen (Allen & Unwin)
  • Best Short Story: "Hemisphere Travel Guides: Las Vegas for Vegans" by A. S. Patric
  • Best Novel: Wyatt by Garry Disher
  • Best First Novel: King of the Cross by Mark Dapin
  • Best Short Story: "Leaving the Fountainhead" by Zane Lovitt
  • Best True Crime: Pitcairn: Paradise Lost by Kathy Marks
  • Lifetime Achievement: Peter Doyle
  • Best Novel Tie:
    • Deep Water by Peter Corris
    • Smoke and Mirrors by Kel Robertson
  • Best First Novel: Ghostlines by Nick Gadd
  • Best True Crime: The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper
  • Best Short Story: "Fidget's Farewell" by Scott McDermott
  • Lifetime Achievement: Shane Maloney
  • Best Novel: Shatter by Michael Robotham
  • Best First Novel: The Low Road by Chris Womersley
  • Best True Crime: Red Centre, Dead Heart by Evan McHugh
  • Lifetime Achievement: Marele Day
  • Best Novel: Chain of Evidence by Garry Disher
  • Best First Novel: Diamond Dove by Adrian Hyland
  • Best True Crime Tie:
    • Killing for Pleasure: The Definitive Story of the Snowtown Murders by Debi Marshall
    • Written on the Skin by Liz Porter
  • Lifetime Achievement: Sandra Harvey and Lindsay Simpson
  • Best Novel Tie:
    • Crook as Rookwood by Chris Nyst
    • The Broken Shore by Peter Temple
  • Best First Novel: Out of Silence by Wendy James
  • Best True Crime: Packing Death by Lachlan McCulloch
  • Lifetime Achievement: Andrew Rule and John Silvester
  • Best Novel: Lost by Michael Robotham
  • Best First Novel: A Private Man by Malcolm Knox
  • Best True Crime Tie:
    • Jo Cinque's Consolation by Helen Garner
    • Mr. Big by Tony Reeves
  • Best Novel: Degrees of Connection by Jon Cleary
  • Best First Novel Tie:
    • The Walker by Jane Goodall
    • Junkie Pilgrim by Wayne Grogan
  • Best True Crime: Killing Juanita by Peter Rees
  • Lifetime Achievement: Bob Bottom
  • Best Novel: White Dog by Peter Temple
  • Best First Novel: Blood Redemption by Alex Palmer
  • Best True Crime: Blood Stain by Peter Lalor
  • Lifetime Achievement: Kerry Greenwood
  • Best Novel: Death Delights by Gabrielle Lord
  • Best First Novel Tie:
    • Apartment 255 by Bunty Avieson
    • Who Killed Angelique? by Emma Darcy
  • Best True Crime Tie:
    • The Hanged Man by Mike Richards
    • Razor by Larry Writer
  • Best Teenage/Young Adult Novel: Blue Murder by Ken Catran
  • Lifetime Achievement: Patrick Gallagher
  • Best Novel Tie:
    • The Second Coming by Andrew Masterson
    • Dead Point by Peter Temple
  • Best First Novel: Last Drinks by Andrew McGaham
  • Best True Crime: Broken Lives by Estelle Blackburn
  • Lifetime Achievement: Stephen Knight
  • Best Novel: Shooting Star by Peter Temple
  • Best First Novel: The Wooden Leg of Inspector Anders by Marshall Browne
  • Best True Crime Tie:
    • Huckstepp: A Dangerous Life by John Dale
    • Underbelly 3 by Andrew Rule and John Silvester
  • Best Novel: Amaze Your Friends by Peter Doyle
  • Best First Novel: The Last Days by Andrew Masterson
  • Lifetime Achievement: Peter Corris
  • No Award(s) Given
  • Best Novel: Brush Off by Shane Maloney
  • Best First Novel Tie:
  • Best Non-Fiction: How to Write Crime by Marele Day (editor)
  • Lifetime Contribution: Alan Yates
  • Best Novel Tie:
  • Best First Novel: Dark Angel by John Dale
  • Lifetime Achievement: Jon Cleary

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