Category Archives: Edgar® Awards

MWA Announces the 2018 Edgar Award Winners

April 26, 2018, New York, NY – Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the Winners of the 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2017. The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at our 72nd Gala Banquet held on April 26, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.

BEST NOVEL

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown & Co./Mulholland Books)

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper (HarperCollins – Ecco)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola (Sourcebooks – Sourcebooks Landmark)

BEST FACT CRIME

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (Penguin Random House – Doubleday)

BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL

Chester B. Himes: A Biography by Lawrence P. Jackson (W.W. Norton & Company)

BEST SHORT STORY

“Spring Break” – New Haven Noir by John Crowley (Akashic Books)

BEST JUVENILE

Vanished! By James Ponti (Simon & Schuster – Aladdin)

BEST YOUNG ADULT

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Simon & Schuster – Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY

“Somebody to Love” – Fargo, Teleplay by Noah Hawley (FX Networks/MGM)

ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD

“The Queen of Secrets” – New Haven Noir by Lisa D. Gray (Akashic Books)

GRAND MASTERS

Jane Langton
William Link
Peter Lovesey

RAVEN AWARDS

Kristopher Zgorski, BOLO Books
The Raven Bookstore, Lawrence Kansas

ELLERY QUEEN AWARD

Robert Pépin

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THE SIMON & SCHUSTER MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD

The Widow’s House by Carol Goodman (HarperCollins – William Morrow Paperbacks)

2018 Edgar Week Activities

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Come celebrate the 2018 Edgar Awards at the Mysterious Bookshop, Tuesday, April 24th at 6:00pm.  Join us for a thrilling evening featuring members of Mystery Writers of America, the 2018 Edgar Award nominees, bestselling authors, and publisher representatives.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the best and brightestContinue ReadingContinue Reading

MWA Announces 2018 Edgar Award Nominations

January 19, 2018, New York, NY – Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce, as we celebrate the 209th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, the Nominees for the 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2017. The Edgar® Awards willContinue Reading

MWA Announces 2018 Special Edgar Awards – Grand Master, Raven and Ellery Queen

MWA Announces 2018 Grand Master, Raven & Ellery Queen Award Recipients November 20, 2017 – New York, NY – Jane Langton, William Link, and Peter Lovesey have been chosen as the 2018 Grand Masters by Mystery Writers of America (MWA). MWA’s Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was establishedContinue Reading

MWA Announces 2017 Edgar Award Winners

April 27, 2017 New York, NY – Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the Winners of the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2016. The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at our 71st Gala Banquet, April 27, 2017 atContinue ReadingContinue Reading

2017 Edgar Week Activities

2017 Edgar Week Activities Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Come celebrate the 2017 Edgar Awards at the Mysterious Bookshop, Tuesday, April 25th at 6:00pm.  Join us for a thrilling evening featuring members of Mystery Writers of America, the 2017 Edgar Award nominees, bestselling authors, and publisher representatives.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet some ofContinue Reading

2017 Edgar Week Information

You may now make your reservations and purchase tickets for 2017 Edgar Awards banquet.  We will have the information about the Edgar symposium in mid/late February – it will be held on Wednesday, April 26 and will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. Hotel Information:   We have been able to negotiate an excellent rate atContinue Reading

MWA Announces the 2017 Edgar Nominations

January 19, 2017, New York, NY – Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce, as we celebrate the 208th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, the Nominees for the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2016. The Edgar® Awards willContinue Reading

MWA Announces 2017 Grand Master, Raven & Ellery Queen Award Recipients

November 29, 2016 – New York, NY – Max Allan Collins and Ellen Hart have been chosen as the 2017 Grand Masters by Mystery Writers of America (MWA). MWA’s Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as well as for aContinue Reading

MWA Announces the 2016 Edgar® Award Winners

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2015. The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at our 70th Gala Banquet, April 28, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.Continue Reading