Ned Kelly Awards
|Ned Kelly Awards|
|Awarded for||Excellence in Australian Crime fiction & true crime|
|Presented by||Crime Writers Association of Australia|
The Ned Kelly Awards (named for bushranger Ned Kelly) are Australia's leading literary awards for crime writing in both the crime fiction and true crime genres. They were established in 1996 by the Crime Writers Association of Australia to reward excellence in the field of crime writing within Australia.
The genre of crime writing has long been popular, but it wasn't until the early 1990s that a local growth of writing within the genre occurred in Australia. By the middle of the decade support for the field had grown sufficiently that it was decided to establish the Ned Kelly Awards.
The awards are affectionately referred to as 'The Neddies' within the community.
- Best First Novel
- Best True Crime
- Best Novel
- Best Teenage/Young Adult
- Readers Vote
- Best Non-Fiction
- Lifetime Achievement Awards