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A Panel Discussion with Some of Western Canada's Best Known Crime Writers

Crime Writers of Canada is pleased to present "Winning at Crime," a panel discussion with former winners and finalists of the Arthur Ellis Award, the annual national crime writing awards whose previous winners include Peter Robinson, Gail Bogen, Carol Shields and Eric Wright. Panelists will discuss the impact of being nominated and winning awards on their writing careers, along with discussions of crime writing in Canada.

Wednesday, April 30th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library, Central Library (Alice MacKay Room), 350 West Georgia Street

Winning at Crime panelists include:

Lou Allin (www.louallin.com), finalist, 2003, for Best Novel for Blackflies Are Murder
William Deverell (www.deverell.com), winner, 2006 for Best Novel for April Fool
James Hawkins (www.thefishkisser.com), finalist, 2002, for Best First Novel for Missing:Presumed Dead
David Russell (www.davidrussellwrites.com), finalist, 2007, for Best First Novel for Deadly Lessons
Phyllis Smallman (www.phyllissmallman.com), winner, 2007, for the inaugural Unhanged Arthur (for best unpublished first crime manuscript) for Margarita Nights
Mark Zuelkhe (www.zuehlke.ca), winner, 2005, for Best Novel for Sweep Lotus

Moderator: Globe and Mail arts columnist Marsha Lederman
Introduction by Crime Writers of Canada National Vice President and co-author with Chris Bullock of A Deadly Little List

Special guests will include these BC authors with entries in this year's Arthur Ellis Awards:
Best Novel: Best First Novel:
Anne Barton, Evil in Their Hearts Daniel Edward Craig, Murder at the Universe
Don Easton, Above Ground Ken Merkley, The Raid
Stan Evans, Seaweed under Water Sharon Rowse, The Silk Train Murder
(as well as panelist Lou Allin, for Memories Are Murder) Best Short Story:
Best Juvenile/Young Adult Novel: Sharon Rowse, from Blood on the Holly
Melanie Jackson, Shadows on the Train Roxanne Willems Snopek, from Blood on the Holly

Following the panel discussion, announcements of this year's nominees will be made simultaneously in Vancouver and at Crime Writers of Canada events in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal.

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