Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction
Pinckley Prizes For Crime Fiction
The Women’s National Book Association of New Orleans established the Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction to honor the memory of Diana Pinckley (1952-2012), a longtime columnist for The New Orleans Times-Picayune, and her passion for mysteries. The Prizes are administered by WNBA-NOLA, the New Orleans chapter of the Women’s National Book Association. The national group was founded in 1917. The local chapter was founded in 2011, and Diana Pinckley was a founding member.
Laura Lippman and Gwen Florio are the recipients of the inaugural Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction, named to honor the memory of Diana Pinckley, longtime crime fiction columnist for The New Orleans Times-Picayune. The prizes were presented March 22, 2014, at the 28th annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. The presentation took place at the historic Beauregard-Keyes House. The Prizes are sponsored by the Women’s National Book Association of New Orleans, of which Diana Pinckley was a founding member.
The prizes, which were presented for the first time at the 2014 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, honor two women. Winners receive both a financial award of $2,500 and a trip to New Orleans to accept their prize at a reception hosted by WNBA-NOLA.
The Pinckley Prize for Achievement in Crime Fiction honors an established writer who has created a significant body of work; the winner is nominated and selected by a jury of writers and critics. The Pinckley Prize for Debut Novel honors a first-time novelist in adult crime fiction; the winner is selected from the submissions by a three-judge panel.
Entry forms and fee must accompany all submissions.
Pinckley Prize Committee
Susan Larson, President, WNBA-NOLA
Florence Andre, Development Advisor
Kathy Cain, Development Communications Advisor
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