BRUCE DESILVA! Winner, Best First Novel by an American Author for ROGUE ISLAND. (Tom Doherty Associates – Forge Books)
Bruce DeSilva gave a gracious and heartfelt acceptance speech, calling the crimewriting community “warm and welcoming.” He also thanked Otto Penzler as “the godfather” of Rogue Island. Pictured: Elaine Ash with Bruce at the nominees’ cocktail reception.