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A Conversation with Wayne Ng

September 18, 2023
CWC Annual Awards
A Conversation with  Wayne Ng

Wayne Ng discusses his novella, LETTERS FROM JOHNNY, the winner of the Best Novella for Crime Writers Canada's 2022 Awards of Excellence.

About the Author

Wayne Ng was born in downtown Toronto to Chinese immigrants who fed him a steady diet of bitter melons and kung fu movies. Ng works as a school social worker in Ottawa but lives to write, travel, eat and play, preferably all at the same time.

He is an award-winning author and traveler who continues to push his boundaries from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Author of LETTERS FROM JOHNNY, THE FAMILY CODE (2023) and FINDING THE WAY: A NOVEL OF LAO TZU. Connect with Wayne at WayneNgWrites.com

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A Conversattion with Renee Lehnen

September 12, 2022
CWC Annual Awards
A Conversattion with Renee Lehnen

Renee Lehnen discusses her novel, ELMINGTON, the winner of the Best Unpublished Manuscript for Crime Writers Canada's 2022 Awards of Excellence.

About the Author

Renee Lehnen works as a registered nurse in a long-term care home in Stratford, Ontario. Writing is her favourite stress reliever, but she also enjoys outdoor sports, painting, and torturing an old piano.

A latecomer to the world of writing, she took up the craft as an empty nester and what she lacks in experience, she makes up in enthusiasm.

Her short stories have been published in several anthologies and webzines. More information about her novels can be found at lehnen.ca.

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2022 Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence

May 25, 2022
CWC Annual Awards
2022 Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence

Welcome to the 2022 Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence.

The annual awards recognize the best in mystery, crime, and suspense fiction, and crime nonfiction by Canadian authors.

Crime Writers of Canada offers sincere thanks to our award sponsors:

Rakuten KOBO

ECW Press

Shaftesbury

Writers First

Simpson & Wellenreiter LLP, Hamilton

Mystery Magazine

Jane Doe

And the Engel Family

Crime Writers of Canada would also like to thank Frank Kearney for announcing the shortlist and our winner’s presentation, as well as, Stone Court Studios for producing the video presenations.

Lastly, CWC would like to thank everyone in the Canadian publishing community for making the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence a success through the years.

For more information about Crime Writers of Canada and the Annual Awards, please go to CrimeWritersCanada.com.

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A Conversation with Shari Lapena

May 24, 2022
CWC Annual Awards
A Conversation with Shari Lapena

A conversation with New York Times best-selling author Shari Lapena, whose novel, NOT A HAPPY FAMILY, has been short-listed for Crime Writers of Canada’s Awards of Excellence for the Best Crime Novel.

About the Author

SHARI LAPENA is the internationally bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House, An Unwanted Guest, Someone We Know, The End of Her and Not a Happy Family. She was a lawyer and an English teacher before turning her hand to fiction.

She lives in Toronto.

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A Conversation with Vicki Delany

May 24, 2022
CWC Annual Awards
A Conversation with Vicki Delany

An interview with Vicki Delany. We discuss her book, MURDER IN A TEACUP, which has been nominated for an Awards of Excellence in The Whodunit Award for Best Traditional Mystery category.

About the Author

Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She has written more than forty books: clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy. She is currently writing four cozy mystery series: the Tea by the Sea mysteries for Kensington, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series for Crooked Lane Books, the Catskill Resort mysteries for Penguin Random House, and the Lighthouse Library series (as Eva Gates) for Crooked Lane.

Vicki is a past president of the Crime Writers of Canada and co-founder and organizer of the Women Killing It Crime Writing Festival. Her work has been nominated for the Derringer, the Bony Blithe, the Ontario Library Association Golden Oak, and the Arthur Ellis Awards. Vicki is the recipient of the 2019 Derrick Murdoch Award for contributions to Canadian crime writing. She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

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A Conversation with Cathy Ace

May 23, 2022
CWC Annual Awards
A Conversation with Cathy Ace

An interview with Cathy Ace who has been shortlisted for the 2022 Awards of Excellence. Her book, THE CORPSE WITH THE IRON WILL has been nominated for The Howard Engel Award for Best Crime Novel Set in Canada.

About the Author

Cathy Ace migrated from her native Wales to Canada at the age of 40. She is the award-winning author of the traditional Cait Morgan Mysteries featuring her Welsh Canadian criminology professor sleuth who travels the world tripping over corpses, which have now been optioned for TV. She also writes the cozier WISE Enquiries Agency Mysteries featuring a quartet of female PIs who run their business out of a Welsh stately home. Both series have been well-reviewed. Her award-winning standalone, THE WRONG BOY, is a gripping novel of psychological suspense, set in Wales, and has also been optioned for TV.

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A Conversation with Linwood Barclay

May 22, 2022
CWC Annual Awards
A Conversation with Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay discusses his novel, Find You First, which has been nominated for the Crime Writers Canada Awards of Excellence for Best Crime Novel.

About the Author

Linwood Barclay is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty previous novels, and two thrillers for children. His books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. He wrote the screenplay adaptation for his novel Never Saw it Coming and his book The Accident has been made into a TV series in France. His novel No Time for Goodbye was a global bestseller. A native of Connecticut, he now lives in Toronto with his wife, Neetha.

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A Conversation with Catherine Fogarty

May 18, 2022
CWC Annual Awards
A Conversation with Catherine Fogarty
Catherine Fogarty discusses her book, MURDER ON THE INSIDE: The True Story of the Deadly Riot at Kingston, which has been nominated for The Brass Knuckles Award for Best Nonfiction Crime Book by Crime Writers Canada. About the Author Catherine Fogarty is a storyteller. She is the founder and president of Big Coat Media, with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and North Carolina. An accomplished television producer, writer and director, Catherine has produced award-winning lifestyle, reality and documentary series for both Canadian and American networks. In her book, Murder on the Inside: The True Story of the Deadly Riot at Kingston Penitentiary, Catherine explores what was to become one of the most violent and devastating prison riots in our country’s history.
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