Inverness novelist Tom Ryan wins Arthur Ellis award
Tom Ryan’s young adult novel, Keep This to Yourself, won the 2020 Arthur Ellis award.
Crime Writers of Canada is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile or YA Book sponsored by Shaftesbury with a $500 prize: Tom Ryan, Keep This to Yourself, Albert Whitman & Company.
What the judges said... “Keep This to Yourself presents a gripping twist on the classic village mystery. This psychological thriller pits a vulnerable teen against his memories, his neighbours, and his own deepest yearnings. Ryan has filled his powerful narrative with complex, engaging characters who deal with trauma in complex and honest ways, which lift this teenage whodunnit to a higher level.”
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