Friday, April 29, 2016

Edgar Awards 2016

Mystery Writers of America announced the winners tonight of the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2015.  It was an exciting evening for all, and I was so glad to be in attendance! 
 
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)

4 comments:

Lisa Preston said...

The Ellery Queen!

Congrats to all.

Plum in Minn. said...

Thanks for the list! Off to the library....

Vallery Feldman said...

The award choices look fine, especially the Ellery Queen.I assume Welly wont be allowed near it.

Susan said...

Congratulations on the Ellery Queen Award -- very much deserved.