Category Archives: Edgar® Awards

Mystery Writers of America Withdraws Fairstein Award

November 29, 2018 – New York, NY – On Tuesday, November 27, Mystery Writers of America announced the recipients of Grand Master, Raven & Ellery Queen Awards, special awards given out annually. Shortly afterwards, the MWA membership began to express concern over the inclusion of Linda Fairstein as a Grand Master, citing controversy in which she has been involved.

When the MWA Board made its selection, it was unaware of Ms. Fairstein’s role in the controversy.

After profound reflection, the Board has decided that MWA cannot move forward with an award that lacks the support of such a large percentage of our members. Therefore, the Board of Directors has decided to withdraw the Linda Fairstein Grand Master award. We realize that this action will be unsatisfactory to many. We apologize for any pain and disappointment this situation has caused.

MWA will be reevaluating and significantly revising its procedures for selecting honorary awards in the future. We hope our members will all work with us to move forward from this extremely troubling event and continue to build a strong and inclusive organization.

MWA Announces 2019 Special Edgar Awards – Grand Master, Raven and Ellery Queen Award Recipients

MWA Announces 2019 Grand Master, Raven & Ellery Queen Award Recipients November 27, 2018 – New York, NY – Martin Cruz Smith has been chosen as the 2019 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 contributionsContinue Reading

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,Continue Reading

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