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.
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
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.
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Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013
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There’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 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.
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Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013
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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.
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