THE ELLIS PETERS HISTORICAL AWARD
The Ellis Peters Historical Award was founded in 1999 as the Historical Dagger. In 2006 this was renamed the Ellis Peters Award, to commemorate the life and work of Ellis Peters (Edith Pargeter) 1913-1995, a prolific author perhaps best known as the creator of Brother Cadfael. It is sponsored by the Estate of Ellis Peters and her publishers - Headline and Little Brown.
The award is presented to a novel with a crime theme and a historical background of any period up to 35 years before the current year. A distinguished panel of judges is made up of reviewers, historians and highly qualified professionals. The panel is chaired by Eileen Roberts, Alumni Officer for St Hilda’s College, Oxford.
For more information about the winners listed below, click the appropriate year.
2012: Icelight (John Murray) - Aly Monroe
2011: The Somme Stations (Faber and Faber) - Andrew Martin
2010: Revenger (John Murray) - Rory Clements
2009: If The Dead Rise Not (Quercus) - Philip Kerr
2008: Stratton’s War (Orion) - Laura Wilson
2007: Mistress of the Art of Death (Bantam Press) - Ariana Franklin
2006: Red Sky Lament (Orion) - Edward Wright
2005: Dark Fire (Macmillan) - CJ Sansom
2004: The Damascened Blade (Constable & Robinson) - Barbara Cleverly
2003: The American Boy (Flamingo) - Andrew Taylor
2002: Fingersmith (Virago) - Sarah Waters
2001: The Office Of The Dead (HarperCollins) - Andrew Taylor
2000: Absent Friends (Virago) - Gillian Linscott
1999: Two for the Lions (Century) - Lindsey Davis