Eli Cranor Wins Novel Contest

Congratulations to former GR contributor Eli Cranor, whose novel Don’t Know Tough is the winner of the Peter Lovesey First Crime Novel Contest.

“Don’t Know Tough,” Eli Cranor’s short story of the same name, won the 2017 Robert Watson Literary Prize and appeared in The Greensboro Review 103.

Cranor’s work was selected from more than two hundred entrants by a panel of Soho Press editors and mystery novelist Peter Lovesey. Don’t Know Tough will be published by Soho Crime in Spring 2022.

Peter Lovesey will present the First Novel Award to Eli Cranor on Friday, December 4, at a virtual 50th Anniversary Gala hosted by Murder by the Book, the Houston independent bookstore. The 50th Anniversary Gala begins at 6:00 pm CST. Event details can be found here: https://www.murderbooks.com/lovesey