Heads up, folks. Brian McGilloway's debut novel Borderlands is one of six books shortlisted for the Crime Writer's Association "New Blood" Dagger Award--their prize for the best novel by a previously unpublished author. (For readers stateside, the CWA is roughly the UK equivalent of the Mystery Writers of America.)
The winner will be announced in the first week of July, but even being shortlisted for a Dagger is a considerable honor--not just for Brian, but for the Macmillan New Writing imprint.
So, Bravo, Mr McGilloway. Go forth and conquer!