Child 44 Wins 2008 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

Filed under: IFP on Jul 11, 2008 at 1:01 pm

Yesterday, Ian Fleming Publications announced the winner of the 2008 Crime Writers’ Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award. The winner is Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith. He recieves £2000 and a steel dagger, which is based on the weapon used by Special Forces during World War II.

“This powerful debut evokes the double unthink disorientation and paranoia of the Stalinist era, while never losing sight of the more intimate story. Location and period take it a notch above the usual serial killer narrative”

For a shortlist of all those nominated see this earlier report of mine.

In other IFP news, the Young Bond Dossier and CommanderBond.net both report that United Agents’ literary agent, Simon Trewin has been brought in to manage the worldwide English language literary rights to Fleming’s books as well as James Bond.

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