The winners for the 2020 Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing were announced on the Canadian Crime Writers of Canada’s website and its various social-media channels. This year’s awards gala was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
First-time winners include novelist Michael Christie and YA author Tom Ryan.
The full list of winners is below.
Best Crime Novel
- Greenwood, Michael Christie (McClelland & Stewart)
The Angela Harrison Memorial Award for Best Crime First Novel
- Nobody Move, Philip Elliott (Into the Void Press)
Best Crime Novella
- The Red Chesterfield, Wayne Arthurson (University of Calgary Press)
Best Crime Short Story
- “Closing Doors,” Peter Sellers (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)
Best French Crime Book
- Tempêtes, Andrée Michaud (Éditions Québec Amériques)
Best Juvenile or YA Crime Book
- Keep This to Yourself, Tom Ryan (Albert Whitman & Company)
Best Non-fiction Crime Book
- Murdered Midas: A Millionaire, His Gold Mine, and a Strange Death on an Island Paradise, Charlotte Gray (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.)
The Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished Crime Manuscript
- The Dieppe Letters, Liz Rachel Walker
The 2020 Grand Master Award: Peter Robinson