Alan Carter gets the nod from Ned Kelly as Marlborough Man makes the shortlist


Fremantle Press author Alan Carter has edged closer to the big prize after Marlborough Man was announced as one of just six books to make the shortlist of the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards.

Carter is in the running for the Best Crime Fiction Award, with the winner announced at a ceremony to be held during Melbourne Writers Festival in late August.

‘It’s a fantastic year for Southern Cross crime with the likes of Jane Harper conquering the world, Emma Viskic in contact for a UK Dagger Award, antipodean writers being feted at major UK crime festivals,’ said Carter. ‘To have Marlborough Man in contention for crime awards on both sides of the Tasman is a great honour and I’m stoked to be in the mix.’

A spokesperson for the awards said, ‘The judges were impressed by the breadth and variety of criminal subject matter of this year’s entries.’ Carter sits on the list with books by Garry Disher, Candice Fox, Sulari Gentill, Anna George and Iain Ryan.

This is one of two crime novels from Fremantle Press to be given a nod by the awards this year, with Dave Warner making the longlist for his book Clear to the Horizon.

Marlborough Man and Clear to the Horizon are available from all good bookstores and online at fremantlepress.com.au.


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