Indie Lit Awards 2011 Short Lists

Independent Literary AwardsThe Short Lists for the 2011 Independent Literary Awards have been announced. The awards are given in a number of genres, and I am honored to have been asked to serve as a voting member of the “Mystery” panel.

The following have made the 2011 Indie Lit Awards Mystery Short List:

  • Missing Daughter, Shattered Family by Liz Strange (MLR Press)
  • The Cut by George Pelecanos (Reagan Arthur/LIttle, Brown)
  • A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny (St. Martin’s Press)
  • The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes by Marcus Sakey (Dutton)
  • Fun & Games by Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland Books/Little, Brown)

The Short Lists have also been announced for the Biography/ Memoir, Fiction, Non-Fiction, GLBTQ, Poetry, and Speculative Fiction genres as well. You can read more about the Independent Literary Awards and see all the Short List nominees on the Indie Lit Awards website.


  • Andrez Bergen

    January 11, 2012 - 5:06 AM

    Ha Ha Ha – have fun catching up with the reading, E! But you’ll be great!

  • Pop Culture Nerd

    January 8, 2012 - 3:04 PM

    Yay! I nominated FUN & GAMES! Sad to see THE HOUSE OF SILK didn’t make it but this is a pretty good list. I like seeing nominees I’ve actually read, unlike the short lists for many other awards.

    • Elizabeth A. White

      January 8, 2012 - 4:40 PM

      I hate when that happens; a “best of” or awards list comes out from some organization and you barely recognize the titles, let alone have read them.

  • le0pard13

    January 8, 2012 - 2:44 PM

    My vote is for Fun & Games by Duane Swierczynski. Thanks for the heads up, Elizabeth.

  • Sabrina Ogden

    January 8, 2012 - 2:15 PM

    One I’ve read, and two I’ve heard of. Will add these to my list of things to read this year… =)