Breaking news from the Associated Press:
Joseph Heller story in the Strand!
Critics Award news:
William Landay wins the top prize for Defending
Jacob and Matthew Quirk wins the best first novel
award for The 500.
More Photos from the Critics Awards
Jeffery Deaver has been nominated for a Shamus award for
best short story for "The Sequel" which was first
published in the Strand.
The Strand Magazine launches a major new blog!
With contributions from bestselling authors such as
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Michael Palmer,
R.L.Stine, book reviews, film reviews, articles,
fiction, and much more.
The Strand is on the Apple Newsstand
And the Strand Critics Awards Nominees Are...Faye
Kellerman wins the Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Award:
The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye (Putnam)
Broken Harbor by Tana French (Viking)
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown)
Defending Jacob by William Landay (Delacorte Press)
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane (William Morrow)
Best Debut Novel
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash (William
The Yard by Alex Grecian (Putnam)
The Expats by Chris Pavone (Crown)
Disappeared by Anthony Quinn (Mysterious Press/Open
The 500 by Matthew Quirk (Reagan Arthur Books)
Breaking news from the Associated Press: An Unpublished
Robert Louis Stevenson Essay published in the Strand!
No Rest for the Dead raises over a quarter of a
million dollars for cancer research!
Special Fiction Issue Coming Out Soon
Fiction by Elmore Leonard,
John Gilstrap, Max Allan Collins,
Michael Humfrey, Robert Lopresti, Jon Land, & Jonathan
Santlofer. Plus an article by a literary legend...
The Strand Magazine App is Live
Click here for more info
Ray Bradbury's last story in the Strand?
Click here for the AP story
Jeffery Deaver in the Strand
With a brand new short story titled, "The Sequel".
The Verdict is In..
Joseph Finder and George Pelecanos tie for The Strand
Critics Award for Best Novel and Rosamund Lupton wins
for Best First Novel. John Sandford and Joseph Wambaugh
are honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Ray Bradbury Remembered
Andrew Gulli interviewed Ray three years ago
and we've included a link to the full text of the
interview Click here
Strand Story nominated
The ITW (International Thriller Writers), has
nominated "Anything to Win" as one of their top five
best short stories of 2011.
And the nominees are...
The Strand Magazine has announced its nominees for
the 2011 Strand Magazine Critics Awards. Recognizing
excellence in the field of mystery fiction, the Critics
Awards were judged by a select group of book critics and
journalists, from news venues such as USA Today, LA
Times, Chicago Tribune, and several other daily papers.
For the fourth time in as many years bestselling
author Michael Connelly was nominated for best novel
(The Drop). The rest of the nominees Lee Child, Joseph
Finder, P.D. James, and George Pelecanos are making
their debut as best novel finalists.
Also, Joseph Wambaugh and John Sandford will be given
The Strand’s Lifetime Achievement award for excellence
in crime and thriller writing. Wambaugh has achieved
worldwide fame for bestselling novels such as The New
Centurions (1971), Blue Knight (1972), and is credited
with transforming the police drama genre into serious
literature. John Sandford with scores of novels in the
space of nearly a quarter of a century, he stands out as
one of the most successful thriller writers in the
world. His novels have been translated into more than
thirty languages and consistently hit the bestseller’s
Best First Novel:
The Hypnotist Lars Kepler (Sarah Crichton Books)
Sister by Rosamund Lupton (Crown)
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson (Harper)
The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete
The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly (Pamela Dorman Books)
The Affair by Lee Child (Delacorte Press)
The Drop by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown and Company)
Buried Secrets by Joseph Finder (St Martin’s Press)
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James (Knopf)
The Cut by George Pelecanos (Reagan Arthur Books)
Lifetime Achievement awards
"This year’s awards are set for a tight finish, many
of the judges were nearly unanimous in what they thought
were their top ten books," said Andrew F. Gulli, the
managing editor of The Strand. "The second round of
voting should be very interesting."
The awards will be presented at an invitation-only
cocktail party, hosted by The Strand on July 11, 2012,
in New York City.
• One Year: $19.95 (reg. $24.95)
• Two Years: $34.95 (reg. $39.95)