D. Ann Williams Wins 2021 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award

Sisters in Crime has named D. Ann Williams of Eugene, Oregon, the winner of the 2021 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award.  Williams’ novel-in-progress, Murder at the Freeman Hotel, was selected by judges Tracy Clark, Yasmin McClinton, and David Heska Wanbli Weiden, who called the manuscript “a compelling historical mystery with a wonderful, strong opening and deft use of craft elements. We all agree that we’ll be hearing much more from the writer in the very near future.” The award was created in 2014 in honor of pioneering African American crime fiction author Eleanor Taylor Bland, and includes a $2,000 grant given to an emerging writer of color. 

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