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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. (View this document as a PDF)

BEST NOVEL
Let Me Die in His Footsteps by Lori Roy (Penguin Random House – Dutton)

BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Atlantic – Grove Press)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
The Long and Faraway Gone
by Lou Berney (HarperCollins Publishers – William Morrow)

BEST FACT CRIME
Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully
by Allen Kurzweil (HarperCollins Publishers – Harper)

 BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL
The Golden Age of Murder
by Martin Edwards (HarperCollins Publishers – HarperCollins)

 BEST SHORT STORY
“Obits” – Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (Simon & Schuster – Scribner)

BEST JUVENILE
Footer Davis Probably is Crazy
by Susan Vaught (Simon & Schuster – Paula Wiseman Books)

BEST YOUNG ADULT
A Madness So Discreet
by Mindy McGinnis (HarperCollins Publishers – Katherine Tegen Books)

BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY
“Gently with the Women” – George Gently,
Teleplay by Peter Flannery (Acorn TV)

ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD
“Chung Ling Soo’s Greatest Trick” – Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
by Russell W. Johnson (Dell Magazines)

GRAND MASTER
Walter Mosley

RAVEN AWARDS
Margaret Kinsman
Sisters in Crime

ELLERY QUEEN AWARD
Janet Rudolph, Founder of Mystery Readers International

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THE SIMON & SCHUSTER – MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD
Little Pretty Things
by Lori Rader-Day (Prometheus Books – Seventh Street Books)

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2016 Edgar Week Activities

2016 Edgar® Week Activities Tuesday, April 26, 2015 Come celebrate the 2016 Edgar Awards at the Mysterious Bookshop, Tuesday, April 26th at 6:00pm.  Join us for a thrilling evening featuring members of Mystery Writers of America, the Edgar Award nominees, bestselling authors, and publisher representatives.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet some of theContinue Reading

MWA Announces the 2016 Edgar Award Nominations

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce, as we celebrate the 207th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, the Nominees for the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2015. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners at ourContinue Reading

MWA Announces 2016 Grand Master, Raven & Ellery Queen Award Recipients

November 23, 2015 – New York, NY – Walter Mosley has been chosen as the 2016 Grand Master 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 a body of work thatContinue ReadingContinue Reading

2015 Edgar Banquet – Videos

Missed this year’s Edgar Awards banquet?  Visit our You Tube channel to see all the speeches.  

Missed the Edgar Symposium?

Missed this year’s Edgar symposium?  Wondering what secrets were shared by Lois Duncan and James Ellroy or what research tricks are used by Kevin Cook, Julia Dahl, and William J. Mann?  Or, why location matters and what Best First Winner Tom Bouman and Karin Slaughter had to say about it? Click the following link toContinue Reading

2015 Edgar Award Winners

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2014. The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at our 69th Gala Banquet, April 29, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.Continue Reading

Annual Mystery Week Reading

Mystery Week in NYC leads up to the Edgar Awards for Best Mystery Writing  This Year’s Annual  Mystery Week Reading by 2015 Edgar Nominees will be held on Monday April 20th, 8-10pm WHAT:  We Three Productions Readings. hosted by mystery writer Tim O’Mara, author of the Raymond Donne Mystery Series (Dead Red recently released) WHERE: d.b.a. –Continue Reading

2015 Edgar Symposium

Register now for the 2015 Edgar Symposium – 4 amazing panels, featuring many of this year’s Edgar nominees.  The day will end with one-on-one interviews with this year’s Grand Masters – Lois Duncan and James Ellroy. It will be held on Tuesday, April 28th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.  Tickets – $90 for members; $125Continue Reading

MWA Announces 2015 Edgar Award Nominations

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce, as we celebrate the 206th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, the Nominees for the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2014. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners at ourContinue Reading