“The Cuckoo’s Calling” wins book award

The Cuckoo’s Calling, part of the Cormoran Strike series written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, was included in the list of award winners during last weekend’s Bouchercon 2014: Murder at the Beach.

Bouchercon, held this year in Long Beach, California, is an annual world mystery convention that brings together readers, writers, and various members of the publishing industry with the purpose of educating and entertaining. The convention was created and first held in 1970 and named after influential writer and editor of mystery and science fiction, Anthony Boucher.

As voted by the attendees of Bouchercon, Galbraith’s first book in the Cormoran Strike series took the award in a brand new category, Best Audio Book, narrated by Robert Glenister. This is not the first time Rowling’s written work has been a recipient of the awards. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix won an Anthony Award for Best Young Adult Mystery in 2004. A full list of this year’s convention winners can be found here.

In addition to selecting various works for recognition, the convention also supports charities each year, including libraries, literacy programs, and non-profit organizations that promote not only literacy and writing but also one-on-one mentoring programs for budding writers. This year’s convention supported Long Beach Library Foundation and WriteGirl. You can learn more about the charities and programs here.

Have you listened to the audio version of The Cuckoo’s Calling? What other awards do you think the book deserves? Let us know what you think about The Cuckoo’s Calling and its sequel, The Silkworm, by commenting below!