CrimeFest withdraws offer to host Staunch Prize winner

CrimeFest withdraws offer to host Staunch Prize winner

CrimeFest has withdrawn its offer to host the winner of the recently-launched Staunch Book Prize.

Organisers of the annual crime writing festival in Bristol had offered a complimentary pass and panel appearance for the winner of the Staunch Book Prize, but they have now reversed their decision, drawing criticism from the Staunch organisers. The move follows weeks of debate in the press and on social media about whether the prize is progressive or damaging to crime writing.

The £2,000 award to find the best thriller in which no woman gets beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murde...

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