Ned Kelly Awards

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Ned Kelly Awards
Awarded for Excellence in Australian Crime fiction & true crime
Country Australia
Presented by Crime Writers Association of Australia
First awarded 1996
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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

Previous winners[edit]

Year Best Novel Best First Novel Best True Crime Best teenage/Young Adult Reader's Vote Best Non-Fiction Lifetime Achievement
1996[1] (tie) The Malcontenta by Barry Maitland
Inside Dope by Paul Thomas
Dark Angel by John Dale NA NA NA NA Jon Cleary
1997[2] The Brush-Off by Shane Maloney (tie) Bad Debts by Peter Temple
Get Rich Quick by Peter Doyle
NA NA NA How to Write Crime edited by Marele Day Alan Yates (aka Carter Brown)
1998[3] NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1999[4] Amaze Your Friends by Peter Doyle The Last Days by Andrew Masterson NA NA NA NA Peter Corris
2000[5] Shooting Star by Peter Temple The Wooden Leg of Inspector Anders by Marshall Browne (tie) Huckstepp: A Dangerous Life by John Dale
Underbelly 3 by Andrew Rule and John Silvester
2001[6] (tie) Dead Point by Peter Temple
The Second Coming by Andrew Masterson
Last Drinks by Andrew McGahan Broken Lives by Estelle Blackburn NA Bleeding Hearts by Lindy Cameron NA Professor Stephen Knight
2002[7] Death Delights by Gabrielle Lord (tie) Apartment 255 by Bunty Avieson
Who Killed Angelique? by Emma Darcy
(tie) Razor by Larry Writer
The Hanged Man by Mike Richards
Blue Murder by Ken Catran Apartment 255 by Bunty Avieson NA Patrick Gallagher
2003[8] White Dog by Peter Temple Blood Redemption by Alex Palmer Blood Stain by Peter Lalor NA NA NA Kerry Greenwood
2004[9] Degrees of Connection by Jon Cleary (tie) The Walker by Jane R. Goodall
Junkie Pilgrim by Wayne Grogan
Killing Juanita by Peter Rees NA NA NA Bob Bottom
2005[10] Lost by Michael Robotham A Private Man by Malcolm Knox (tie) Joe Cinque's Consolation by Helen Garner
Mr Big by Tony Reeves
NA NA NA Stuart Coupe
2006[11] (tie) Crook as Rookwood by Chris Nyst
The Broken Shore by Peter Temple
Out of the Silence by Wendy James Packing Death by Lauchlin McCulloch NA NA NA Andrew Rule and John Silvester
2007[12] Chain of Evidence by Garry Disher Diamond Dove by Adrian Hyland (tie) Written On The Skin by Liz Porter
Killing For Pleasure: The Definitive Story of the Snowtown Murders by Debi Marshal
NA NA NA Sandra Harvey and Lindsay Simpson
2008[13] Shatter by Michael Robotham The Low Road by Chris Womersley Red Centre, Dead Heart by Evan McHugh NA NA NA Marele Day
2009[14] Deep Water by Peter Corris
and Smoke and Mirrors by Kel Robertson
Ghostlines by Nick Gadd The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper NA NA NA Shane Maloney
2010[15] Wyatt by Garry Disher King of the Cross by Mark Dapin Pitcairn: Paradise Lost by Kathy Marks NA NA NA Peter Doyle
2011[16] The Diggers Rest Hotel by Geoffrey McGeachin Prime Cut by Alan Carter Abandoned - The Sad Death of Dianne Brimble by Geesche Jacobsen NA NA NA NA
2012[17] Pig Boy by J. C. Burke The Cartographer by Peter Twohig Sins of the Father: The Untold Story Behind Schapelle Corby's Ill-Fated Drug Run by Eamonn Duff NA NA NA Gabrielle Lord
2013[18] Blackwattle Creek by Geoffrey McGeachin The Midnight Promise by Zane Lovitt The People Smuggler by Robin de Crespigny NA NA NA NA
2014[19] In The Morning I'll Be Gone by Adrian McKinty Hades by Candice Fox Murder in Mississippi by John Safran NA NA NA NA



Best Crime Novel

Best First Crime Novel

  • Peter Cotton, Dead Cat Bounce
  • Candice Fox, Hades
  • Alex Hammond, Blood Witness
  • Ellie Marney, Every Breath

Best True Crime

  • Paul Dale, Disgraced?
  • John Kidman & Denise Hofman, Forever Nine
  • Eleanor Learmonth & Jenny Tabakoff, No Mercy
  • Colin McLaren, JFK: The Smoking Gun
  • Duncan McNab, Outlaw Bikers in Australia
  • John Safran, Murder in Mississippi

Sandra Harvey Short Story Award

  • Louise Bassett, "Housewarming"
  • Darcy-Lee Tindale, "The Scars of Noir"
  • Roger Vickery, "Voices of Soi 22"
  • Emma Viskic, "Splinter"
  • Emma Viskic, "Web Design"

Best Crime Novel

Best First Crime Novel

  • Paul Anderson, The Robbers
  • Andrew Grimes, The Richmond Conspiracy
  • Steve Lewis & Chris Uhlmann, The Marmalade Files
  • Zane Lovitt, The Midnight Promise
  • Sue Williams, Murder With The Lot

Best True Crime

  • Robin de Crespigny, The People Smuggler
  • Belinda Hawkins, Every Parent's Nightmare
  • Steve Lillebuen, The Devil's Cinema
  • Derek Pedley, Dead by Friday
  • Mark Tedeschi QC, Eugenia

Best Crime Novel

Best First Crime Novel

Best True Crime

  • Eamonn Duff, Sins of the Father
  • Michael Duffy, Call Me Cruel
  • Liz Porter, Cold Case File

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