TOP Award Natasha Cooper Stephen Booth Christopher Brookmyre Allan Guthrie Graham Hurley Michael Jecks Stuart MacBride 040.jpg, originally uploaded by michael_jecks.
This was it! The final we’d all been waiting for. The great prize that most authors in the crime writing market covet. Not because of the prize money. Well, not alone. If you’re a brewer like me, you also want a look at the ceremonial barrel. A great evening, though. I was up there on the stage – see me on the second from the right? Natasha Cooper stood in superbly when she heard that Jenni Murray was unwell and couldn’t moderate the panel for us. Hope she’s soon better. Natasha is a marvellous chair of a panel, though, and almost kept us all under control. “And moving swiftly on . . .” was her catchphrase of the evening!
Thanks to Sam Atkinson for the photo.