Save the Date for Arthur Ellis Shortlist Night!

Wednesday, April 18th is a big night for Crime Writers of Canada. At various cities across the country, CWC members will announce this year’s Arthur Ellis nominees in a variety of crime-writing categories.


I’ll be participating in a panel discussion before the big unveiling, along with colleagues A.J. Devlin, Judy Toews, and Iona Whishaw. Our moderator will be prolific crime writer and CWC chair, Cathy Ace. As you’ll see from the photo, we’ll be at Vancouver’s main library on Georgia Street. For other locations, please visit CWC’s website HERE.

Established in 1984, the awards are named after the nom de travail of Canada’s official hangman. (Yes, Canada once had one). The Arthur Ellis awards celebrate excellence in crime writing. Eligible books were published in 2017, with the exception of the Unhanged Author, which awards a prize to the year’s best unpublished novel.

It’ll be a fun night and I hope to see you there!

Author: debrapurdykong

I'm a British Columbia author who's been writing for over 30 years. My volunteer experiences, criminology diploma, and security work inspired me to write the Casey Holland transit security novels set in Metro Vancouver. I'm also a part-time facilitator in Creative Writing Workshops through Port Moody's Recreation program. Feel free to contact me at

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