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 in 2012 for women writers to honor the memory of Diana Pinckley (1952-2012), a longtime crime fiction columnist for The New Orleans Times-Picayune, and her passion for mysteries. Pinckley was a founding member of the Women’s National Book Association of New Orleans, as well as a civic activist, who gave her time and energy to local and national causes. The Prizes are administered by WNBA-NO, the New Orleans chapter of the Women’s National Book Association, which is composed of writers, librarians, publishers, and booklovers, and was founded in 2011. The national WNBA was founded in 1917.
Nevada Barr and Adrianne Harun were the recipients of the 2015 Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction. The prizes were presented March 26, 2015, at the 29th annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. The presentation took place at the historic Beauregard-Keyes House, during a reception hosted by the Women’s National Book Association of New Orleans.
The prizes honor two women writers. Winners receive both a financial award of $2,500 and a trip to New Orleans to accept their prize.
The Pinckley Prize for Distinguished Body of Work honors an established woman writer who has created a significant body of work in crime fiction. The winner is nominated and selected by a jury of WNBA-NO members.
The Pinckley Prize for Debut Novel honors a woman writer with a first-time published novel in adult crime fiction. The winner is selected from the submissions by a three-judge panel.
Entry forms and fee must accompany all submissions.
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