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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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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

Edgar® Award winners announced

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2013. The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at our 68th Gala Banquet, May 1, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.Continue Reading

MWA Announces 2014 Edgar Award Nominees

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce, as we celebrate the 205th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, the Nominees for the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television, published or produced in 2013. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners at ourContinue Reading

MWA Announces 2014 Grand Master and Raven Awards

It is with great pleasure that MWA’s National Board of Directors announces the 2014 Grand Master and Raven award recipients. Grand Masters are Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart Raven Award recipient is Aunt Agatha’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan For all the details, click on this link: 2014 Special Edgar Awards