Jeffery Deaver Named 2017 President of MWA

Via Jeffery Deaver:

I am delighted to announce that I will be serving as president of the Mystery Writers of America in 2017.

MWA was formed in 1945 to promote that genre of books that we so love—murder mysteries—and to support new and established authors working in that field. It’s grown into one of the world’s preeminent writers’ organizations, sponsoring the prestigious Edgar Awards every year (yes, named after good old Edgar Allan Poe) and engaging in dozens of educational and literacy programs around the country. You’ll know many of the authors who have been members and held various positions at MWA: Sandra Brown, Lee Child, Harlan Coben, Nelson DeMille, Michael Connelly, Lawrence Block, Donald E. Westlake, Walter Mosley, Sue Grafton, Elmore Leonard, John D. MacDonald, Raymond Chandler, Rex Stout and Anthony Boucher.

I won’t take office until next week but I thought I’d engage in a little pre-inauguration social media (there seems to be some of that going around recently, doesn’t there?). If you’re in the New York area (or, wait, even if you’re not), come meet me and the MWA’s National Board of Directors for its annual party at Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren Street, New York, NY, on Friday, January 13th – 6 to 8 p.m.

In attendance will be: Donna Andrews, Frankie Y. Bailey, Laura K. Curtis, Hannah Dennison, Laura Durham, Lyndsay Faye, Daniel Hale, Thomas Hopp, Harry Hunsicker, Laurie R. King, Allison Leotta, Larry Light, Elizabeth Little, Jeffrey Marks, Tony Perona, Lori Rader-Day, Manuel Ramos, J.M. Redmann, Mark Stevens, Charles Todd, Maggie Toussaint, and Mo Walsh.

Books will be available to purchase.

Wine, authors and friends. . . It doesn’t get any better than that!

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