Archive for the ‘awards’ Category

Best-Of and Most Wanted

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

badge-nonfiction-100x128‘Tis the season for end-of-year superlatives, and ARLA’s authors are nabbing accolades all over the map. Hit the jump to see more:


Advance Praise for WRETCHED

Monday, October 24th, 2016

WPSDavid Welky’s polar epic A WRETCHED AND PRECARIOUS SITUATION is on shelves next week, and it’s already received raves from reviewers and booksellers alike! Read on below:



Love from Ireland for WORLD GONE BY

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

While in Ireland promoting WORLD GONE BY, Dennis was presented with the Irish Diaspora Medal by Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan.  More after the jump!



One Bird Is A Phoenix

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

one_bird_mmWe’re thrilled to tell you that Kyoko Mori’s ONE BIRD is the winner of the 2015 Phoenix Award. The prize is awarded annually to a book of high literary merit that was published twenty years earlier and did not win a major literary award at the time. According to the Children’s Literature Association, “The Phoenix Award is named after the fabled bird who rose from its ashes with renewed life and beauty. Phoenix books also rise from the ashes of neglect and obscurity and once again touch the imaginations and enrich the lives of those who read them.” Past winners include the classics Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block, I Am The Cheese by Robert Cormier, and Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, so we’d say that ONE BIRD is certainly in some excellent company! 


Almost Harvest Day For The Bone Orchard!

Monday, July 14th, 2014

bone_orchard_doironWe’re thrilled to tell you that THE BONE ORCHARD by Paul Doiron comes out tomorrow! The News & Observer has named it one of the best mysteries of the month, saying, “Paul Doiron has created a character I keep coming back to, book after book.”

More praise, interviews, tour news, and an excerpt after the jump! (more…)


The Best Summer Read

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

bone_orchard_doironNeed a good book to take with you on vacation this summer? Well, Down East Magazine has heralded THE BONE ORCHARD by Paul Doiron as “Best Summer Reading” in their annual Best of Maine issue! 

Booklist says of this fifth installment in the Mike Bowditch series: “Massacre Pond is a tough act to follow, but Doiron avoids series stagnancy by placing Bowditch outside of the law enforcement circle he once loved and treating readers to another round of top-notch outdoors-Maine description. Highly recommended for fans of C. J. Box and Craig Johnson.”


Not To Brag, But It’s Kind Of A Big Dilys!

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

vidar_sundstol_land_of_dreamsWe’re thrilled to tell you that the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association has nominated Vidar Sundstøl’s THE LAND OF DREAMS for a 2014 Dilys Award! Named in honor of Dilys Winn, the founder of the first US bookstore to specialize in mysteries, the award is “given to the mystery titles of the year which the member booksellers have most enjoyed hand selling.” Past winners include ARLA’s own Dennis Lehane, and this year’s winner will be announced at Left Coast Crime in March. Congratulations, Vidar!


Kirkus Calls Breaking Point One Of Year’s Best

Monday, November 18th, 2013

BreakingPointBoxWe’re thrilled to tell you that Kirkus Reviews has selected C.J. Box’s BREAKING POINT as one of their Best Fiction Books of 2013!

As they said in their starred review earlier this year, “Its basis in a real-life conflict makes Joe’s 13th case one of his most tendentious, but it’s Box who makes it one of his most exciting.”


Erdreich Nominated For Ridenhour Book Prize

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

GenerationRoeWe’re thrilled to tell you that GENERATION ROE has been long-listed for the 2014 Ridenhour Book Prize. Awarded annually by The Nation Institute and the Fertel Foundation in honor of Ron Ridenhour, the journalist and Vietnam veteran who exposed the infamous massacre at My Lai, the prize seeks to recognize books that defend the public interest, advance or promote social justice, or illuminate a more just vision of society. Congratulations, Sarah! We’re very proud to represent such a fierce advocate for women’s rights!


The Strand Magazine Nominates Live By Night For Best Novel Award!

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Live By Night by Dennis LehaneWe’re thrilled to tell you that Dennis Lehane’s LIVE BY NIGHT has been nominated for The Strand Magazine Critics Award for Best Novel! Chosen by book critics and journalists from such places as The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Associated Press, the winners will be announced on July 10th at a party in New York City, so keep your fingers crossed!