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Kent Graham <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Hammett nominees
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2003 12:20:54 -0600
From: "J. Madison Davis" <[log in to unmask]>
To: Kent Graham <[log in to unmask]>

For those of you interested in mysteries, the Dashiell Hammett award
selectrion committee has screened about 200 books from the U.S. and
Canada to select the following five as the finalists. The Hammett award
is given for literary excellence in crime writing. Literary excellence
is the sole criterion, so the nominees are sometimes very creative genre
benders or in nonfiction.

J. Madison Davis chaired this year's selection committee. The winner
will be determined by a panel of eminent judges who are not in the field
of crime-writing. One of the three is Robert Con Davis-Undiano, editor
of World Literarture Today, host of The Power of Ideas, and OU English prof.

James Lee Burke, Julie Blon's Bounce (Simon and Schuster)
John Case, The Eighth Day (Ballantine)
J. Robert Janes, Flykiller (McArthur/Orion)
Walter Mosley, Bad Boy Brawley Brown (Little, Brown)
Owen Parry, Honor's Kingdom  (Morrow)

The winner will be announced in Ottawa in June at the Bloody Words

J. Kent Graham
JMC Adjunct Instructor
Copeland Hall, Room 101
325-2721 or 819-9543