News and Announcements from MWA

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.

View the winners at TheEdgars.com, or read the 2014 Edgar Winners Press Release (PDF).

MWA University – Philadelphia

Mystery Writers of America University (MWA-U) is a full-day, low-cost writing seminar designed to teach participants the essential skills needed to write a novel, from the idea stage to the final editing. The focus is on the craft of writing, and the college-level courses are taught by published writers and experienced teachers.

Register NOW for MWA University – Philadelphia

Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014

What: An entire day of top-notch classes. Novice or pro, you will benefit from hearing the experts discuss their strategies for all facets of writing and publishing.

Click here for all the details:  http://mysterywriters.org/mwa-university-philadelphia

2014 Edgar Week Events

Launch Party for MWA’s Newest Anthology – Ice Cold

Ice Cold Anthology CoverOn Tuesday, April 29th, we will be launching our newest anthology, Ice Cold, edited by Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson.  The launch party will be held at The Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren Street, New York, NY.  Phone number is: 212-587-1011.  The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and many of the contributors are scheduled to appear.  In addition, many of the 2014 Edgar® Award nominees will also be at the bookstore.

Visit Mysterious’ website for more information:
http://www.mysteriousbookshop.com


Register NOW for the 2014 Edgar® Week Grand Master Interview

New for this year and a new location!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 – 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Grand Hyatt New York
Broadway Room – Conference Level
East 42nd Street at Grand Central Station

Please join us as we celebrate Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart – our 2014 Grand Masters.

Visit this link for the details – http://www.theedgars.com/interviews.html


2014 Edgar Awards Banquet

The 2014 Edgar Banquet will be on Thursday, May 1st at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.  The hotel is located on East 42nd St at Grand Central Station.  Cocktails will begin at 6:30 pm, dinner at 7:30 pm. The awards program will begin after dinner and will be emceed by our current president – Brad Meltzer.

We have arranged for a very discounted room rate at the Grand Hyatt Hotel of $290/per night.  This rate will be available for reservations made for the period beginning on Sunday, April 27th through Saturday, May 3rd. To make a reservation, call  800-233-1234 and ask for the “mystery writers” rate.  This rate will only be available until early April, so call now.  You may also reserve your hotel room via this link.

You may purchase tickets here on our website or by sending a check. Please make sure you return the RSVP card if you pay online.  Tickets are $195/per person.

Dress:  Dress to Kill – Black Tie Preferred

Visit  http://www.theedgars.com for more information.

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 our 68th Gala Banquet, May 1, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. View the nominees at TheEdgars.com, or 2014 Edgar Nominations – Press Release.

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

MWA University – Dallas

Mystery Writers of America University (MWA-U) is a full-day, low-cost writing seminar designed to teach participants the essential skills needed to write a novel, from the idea stage to the final editing. The focus is on the craft of writing, and the college-level courses are taught by published writers and experienced teachers.

Register NOW for MWA University – Dallas

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013

What: An entire day of top-notch classes. Novice or pro, you will benefit from hearing the experts discuss their strategies for all facets of writing and publishing.

Click here for all the details: https://mysterywriters.org/mwa-university/mwa-u-dallas

Now in stores: Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box

Mystery Box - CoverThere’s nothing more mysterious than a locked box. Whether it’s a literal strongbox, an empty coffin, the inner workings of a scientist’s mind, or an underground prison cell, there are those who will use any means necessary to unlock the secrets of…The Mystery Box.  Edited by Brad Meltzer.

Contributors are:  Jan Burke, Laura Lippman, Libby Fischer Hellmann, C.E. Lawrence, Joseph Finder, James O. Born, S.W. Hubbard, Joseph Goodrich, R.T. Lawton, Tom Rob Smith, Mary Anne Kelly, Tony Broadbent, Steve Berry, Angela Gerst, Catherine Mambretti, Stephen Ross, Charles Todd, Jonathan Stone, Katherine Neville, R.L. Stine and Karin Slaughter.

Elmore Leonard Has Passed Away

Elmore Leonard died this morning, August 20th, after suffering a stroke.  He was a three-time Edgar Nominee (Best PBO in 1979 – The Switch; Best Novel 1983 – Split Images; and winning Best Novel 1984 – La Brava).  He was named Grand Master in 1992.  He was truly a giant of the genre and will be sorely missed by fans all around the world.

 

 

MWA University – San Diego

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Mystery Writers of America University (MWA-U) is a full-day, low-cost writing seminar designed to teach participants the essential skills needed to write a novel, from the idea stage to the final editing. The focus is on the craft of writing, and the college-level courses are taught by published writers and experienced teachers.

Register NOW for MWA University – San Diego

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013

What: An entire day of top-notch classes. Novice or pro, you will benefit from hearing the experts discuss their strategies for all facets of writing and publishing.

Click here for all the details:  https://mysterywriters.org/mwa-university/san-diego/

Barbara Mertz Has Passed Away

Very sad news – Barbara Mertz died this morning. Via William Morrow: It is with great sadness we relay the news that our beloved author, Barbara Mertz, (a.k.a. Elizabeth Peters) passed away this morning at the age of 85.

Under her pseudonym as Barbara Michaels she has written twenty-nine novels of suspense. As Elizabeth Peters, she had produced more than 35 mystery-suspense novels, many of them set in Egypt and the Middle East, featuring the intrepid Amelia Peabody. Under her own name, she authored several nonfiction books about ancient Egypt, still in print today.

She was named Grand Master by Mystery Writers of America in 1998 and had been nominated in 2004 for Best Critical/Biographical Edgar for her book:  Amelia Peabody’s Egypt: A Compendium.