The 2022 Ned Kelly Awards shortlists

6 July 2022

The 2022 Ned Kelly Awards shortlists have been announced by the Australian Crime Writers Association. This year the work of nineteen writers has been shortlisted in four categories.

Best debut crime fiction

  • Sweet Jimmy, by Bryan Brown
  • Shadow Over Edmund Street, by Suzanne Frankham
  • Cutters End, by Margaret Hickey
  • Banjawarn, by Josh Kemp

Best true crime

  • The Mother Wound, by Amani Haydar
  • Larrimah, by Caroline Graham and Kylie Stevenson
  • Banquet: The untold story of Adelaide’s family murders, by Debi Marshall
  • A Witness of Fact, by Drew Rooke

Best international crime fiction

  • Case Study, by Graeme Macrae Burnet
  • The Heron’s Cry, by Ann Cleeves
  • The Maid, by Nita Prose
  • Cry Wolf, by Hans Rosenfeldt

Best crime fiction

  • The Enemy Within, by Tim Ayliffe
  • The Others, by Mark Brandi
  • You Had it Coming, by B M Carroll
  • The Chase, by Candice Fox
  • Kill Your Brother, by Jack Heath
  • The Family Doctor, by Debra Oswald
  • The Deep, by Kyle Perry

The winners will be announced in early August 2022.


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