Jim Madison Davis

Jim Madison Davis

Prof. Jim Madison Davis is the author of several crime novels and several nonfiction books, including the forthcoming Van Gogh Conspiracy. A President Worldwide of the International Association of Crime Writers, he teaches novel and filmscript writing in the Professional Writing Program of the Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma.

IcelandAlthough Iceland seems like it should be far, far away, it actually took me more time to get from Oklahoma City to Boston (my jumping off point), than from Boston to Reykjavik. A nation slightly smaller than Kentucky, but with only 306,694 people, Iceland most recently made the news for the horrific breakdown of the banking system there.

May 30, 2010

The Hammett Prize

2010 GUIDELINES

IACW/NA awards THE HAMMETT PRIZE annually for literary excellence in the field of crime-writing, as reflected in a book published in the English language in the US and/or Canada. The winner receives a "Thin Man" trophy, designed by sculptor Peter Boiger.

Eligibility: US and Canadian citizens or permanent residents only.

May 29, 2010

A brief history

The Asociación Internacional de Escritores Policiacos (or International Association of Crime Writers) was founded in Havana in 1986 by Paco Ignacio Taibo II of Mexico, Julian Semionov of the then U.S.S.R., Jiri Prochazka (Czechoslovakia), Rafael Ramírez Heredia (Mexico), Daniel Chavarría (Uruguay), Alberto Molina and Rodolfo Perez (Cuba). Molina and Perez organized that meeting, invited these and other writers, chose the logo and created the first charter.

usukThis Constitution was adopted at the Prague Conference held in July 1995.

esEsta Constitución se adoptó en la Conferencia de Praga efectuada en Julio de 1995.

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Authors

  • Charles den Tex (Australië, 1952) studeerde fotografie en film in Londen, doceerde Engels in Parijs,…
  • In 1988 publiceerde Chris Rippen (Haarlem, 1940) zijn eersteling Sporen en maakte als auteur van…
  • Eva Waiblinger, MSc, PhD (Dr. sc. nat.), is a Swiss zoologist and science journalist as…
  • Prof. Jim Madison Davis is the author of several crime novels and several nonfiction books,…
  • José Latour was born in Havana, Cuba, on April 24, 1940. He started reading at…
  • Jutta Motz wurde in Halle an der Saale geboren und ging in Frankfurt am Main…
  • Kriminalromansekundärliteraturexperte mit einer Vorliebe für lange Wörter, die es nur im Deutschen gibt. Hat Österreichs…
  • Sabina Naber arbeitete nach ihrem Studium in Wien u.a. als Regisseurin, Journalistin und Drehbuchautorin. 2002…
  • Sandra Balzo turned to mystery writing after twenty years in corporate public relations, event management…

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