Edgar Award


Edgar Award

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. [Neimeyer, Mark. "Poe and Popular Culture," collected in "The Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allan Poe". Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN 0521797276 p. 206] They honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film and theatre published or produced in the past year.

Categories

* Best novel (since 1954)
* Best first novel by an American author (since 1946)
* Best paperback original (since 1970)
* Best short story (since 1951)
* Best fact crime (since 1948)
* Best critical/biographical work (since 1977)
* Best young adult (since 1989)
* Best juvenile (since 1961)
* Best episode in a TV series (since 1952)
* Best TV feature or miniseries (since 1972)
* Best motion picture screenplay (since 1946)
* Best play (since 1950, irregular)
* Special Edgars (since 1949, irregular)

* Robert L Fish Memorial Award (since 1984)
* Raven Award (since 1953)
* Grand Master Award (since 1955)
* Ellery Queen Award (since 1983)
* Mary Higgins Clark Award (since 2001)

* Best radio drama (1946 - 1960)
* Outstanding Mystery Criticism (1946 - 1967)
* Best foreign film (1949 - 1966)
* Best book jacket (1955 - 1975)

Best Novel award winners

Winners and, where known, shortlisted titles for each year:

2000s

* 2008 John Hart, "Down River"
* 2007 Jason Goodwin, "The Janissary Tree"
* 2006 Jess Walter, "Citizen Vince"
* 2005 T. Jefferson Parker, "California Girl"
* 2004 Ian Rankin, "Resurrection Men"
* 2003 S. J. Rozan, "Winter and Night"
* 2002 T. Jefferson Parker, "Silent Joe"
* 2001 Joe R. Lansdale, "The Bottoms"
* 2000 Jan Burke, "Bones"

1990s

* 1999 Robert Clark, "Mr. White's Confession"
* 1998 James Lee Burke, "Cimarron Rose"
* 1997 Thomas H. Cook, "The Chatham School Affair"
* 1996 Dick Francis, "Come to Grief"
* 1995 Mary Willis Walker, "The Red Scream"
* 1994 Minette Walters, "The Sculptress"
* 1993 Margaret Maron, "Bootlegger's Daughter"
* 1992 Lawrence Block, "A Dance at the Slaughterhouse"
* 1991 Julie Smith, "New Orleans Mourning"
* 1990 James Lee Burke, "Black Cherry Blues"

1980s

* 1989 Stuart M. Kaminsky, "A Cold Red Sunrise"
* 1988 Aaron Elkins, "Old Bones"
* 1987 Barbara Vine, "A Dark-Adapted Eye"
* 1986 L. R. Wright, "The Suspect"
* 1985 Ross Thomas, "Briarpatch"
* 1984 Elmore Leonard, "LaBrava"
* 1983 Rick Boyer, "Billinsgate Shoal"
* 1982 William Bayer, "Peregrine"
* 1981 Dick Francis "Whip Hand"
* 1980 Arthur Maling, "The Rheingold Route"

1970s

;1979 - Ken Follett, "The Eye of the Needle"
*Ruth Rendell, "A Sleeping Life"
*Tony Hillerman, "Listening Woman"
*Jack S. Scott, "The Shallow Grave"
*John Godey, "The Snake"

;1978 - William Hallahan, ""
*William McIlvanney, "Laidlaw"
*Martin Cruz Smith, "Nightwing"

;1977 - Robert B. Parker, "Promised Land"
*Richard Neely, "A Madness of the Heart"
*Thomas Gifford, "The Cavanaugh Quest"
*Gerald Seymour, "The Glory Boys"
*Trevanian, "The Main"

;1976 - Brian Garfield, "Hopscotch"
*Gerald Seymour, "Harry's Game"
*Maggie Rennert, "Operation Alcestic"
*Martin Albert, "The Gargoyle Conspiracy"
*Ross Thomas, "The Money Harvest"

;1975 - Jon Cleary, "Peter's Pence"
*Francis Clifford, "Goodbye and Amen"
*Andrew Garve, "The Lester Affair"
*Malcolm Bosse, "The Man Who Loved Zoos"
*Paul Erdman, "The Silver Bears" ;1974 - Tony Hillerman, "Dance Hall of the Dead"
*Francis Clifford, "Amigo, Amigo"
*P. D. James, "An Unsuitable Job for a Woman"
*Jean Stubbs, "Dear Laura"
*Victor Canning, "The Rainbird Pattern" ;1973 - Warren Kiefer, "The Lingala Code"
*Martin Cruz Smith, "Canto for a Gypsy"
*John Ball, "Five Pieces of Jade"
*Hugh C. Rae, "The Shooting Gallery"
*Ngaio Marsh, "Tied Up in Tinsel"

;1972 - Frederick Forsyth, "The Day of the Jackal"
*P. D. James, "Shroud for a Nightingale"
*G. F. Newman, "Sir, You Bastard"
*Tony Hillerman, "The Fly on the Wall"
*Arthur Wise, "Who Killed Enoch Powell?" ;1971 - Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö, "The Laughing Policeman"
*Pat Stadley, "Autumn of a Hunter"
*Margaret Millar, "Beyond this Point Are Monsters"
*Patricia Moyes, "Many Deadly Returns"
*Donald E. Westlake, "The Hot Rock"
*Shaun Herron, "The Hound and the Fox and the Harper"

;1970 - Dick Francis, "Forfeit"
*Chester Himes, "Blind Man with a Pistol"
*Shaun Herron, "Miro"
*Peter Dickinson, "The Old English Peep Show"
*Emma Lathen, "When in Greece"
*Dorothy Salisbury Davis, "Where the Dark Streets Go"

1960s

;1969 - Jeffery Hudson, "A Case of Need"
*Peter Dickinson, "A Glass-Sided Ants' Nest"
*Dick Francis, "Blood Sport"
*Dorothy Salisbury Davis and Jerome Ross, "God Speed the Night"
*Heron Carvic, "Picture Miss Seeton"
*Stanley Ellin, "The Valentine Estate"

;1968 - Donald E. Westlake, "God Save the Mark"
*George Baxt, "A Parade of Cockeyed Creatures"
*Dick Francis, "Flying Finish"
*Charlotte Armstrong, "Lemon in the Basket"
*Ira Levin, "Rosemary's Baby"
*Charlotte Armstrong, "The Gift Shop"

;1967 - Nicolas Freeling, "King of the Rainy Country"
*Ngaio Marsh, "Killer Dolphin"
*Dick Francis, "Odds Against"
*Donald E. Westlake, "The Busy Body"

;1966 - Adam Hall, "The Quiller Memorandum"
*Mary Stewart, "Airs Above the Ground"
*Len Deighton, "Funeral in Berlin"
*Ross Macdonald, "The Far Side of the Dollar"
*Dorothy Salisbury Davis, "The Pale Betrayer"
*H. R. F. Keating, "The Perfect Murder" ;1965 - John le Carré, "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold"
*Margaret Millar, "The Fiend"
*Hans Hellmut Kirst, "The Night of the Generals"
*Mary Stewart, "This Rough Magic"

;1964 - Eric Ambler, "The Light of Day"
*Stanton Forbes, "Grieve for the Past"
*Dorothy B. Hughes, "The Expendable Man"
*Elizabeth Fenwick, "The Make-Believe Man"
*Ellery Queen, "The Player on the Other Side"

;1963 - Ellis Peters, "Death and the Joyful Woman"
*Dell Shannon, "Knave of Hearts"
*Mark McShane, "Seance"
*Shelley Smith, "The Ballad of the Running Man"
*Jean Potts, "The Evil Wish"
*Ross Macdonald, "The Zebra-Striped Hearse" ;1962 - J. J. Marric, "Gideon's Fire"
*Lionel Davidson, "The Night of Wenceslas"
*Anne Blaisdell, "Nightmare"
*Suzanne Blanc, "The Green Stone"
*Ross Macdonald, "The Wycherly Woman"

;1961 - Julian Symons, "Progress of a Crime"
*Peter Curtis, "The Devil's Own"
*Herbert Brean, "The Traces of Brillhart"
*Geoffrey Household, "Watcher in the Shadows"

;1960 - Celia Fremlin, "The Hours Before Dawn"
* Philip MacDonald, "The List of Adrian Messenger"

1950s

;1959 - Stanley Ellin, "The Eighth Circle"
* Dorothy Salisbury Davis, "A Gentleman Called"
* David Alexander, "The Madhouse in Washington Square"
* Lee Blackstock, "The Woman in the Woods";1958 - Ed Lacy, "Room to Swing"
* Arthur Upfield, "The Bushman Who Came Back"
* Bill Ballinger, "The Longest Second"
* Marjorie Carleton, "The Night of the Good Children" ;1957 - Charlotte Armstrong, "A Dram of Poison"
* Margot Bennett, "The Man Who Didn't Fly";1956 - Margaret Millar, "Beast in View"
* The Gordons, "The Case of the Talking Bug"
* Patricia Highsmith, "The Talented Mr. Ripley" ;1955 - Raymond Chandler, "The Long Goodbye";1954 - Charlotte Jay, "Beat Not the Bones"

2008 winners

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2008, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television and film published or produced in 2007, are "Down River" by John Hart for Best Novel, "In the Woods" by Tana French for Best First Novel By An American Author, "Queenpin" by Megan Abbott for Best Paperback Original, ' by Vincent Bugliosi for Best Fact Crime, ' by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower and Charles Foley for Best Critical/Biographical, "The Golden Gopher" - Los Angeles Noir by Susan Straight for Best Short Story, "The Night Tourist" by Katherine Marsh for Best Juvenile, "Rat Life" by Tedd Arnold for Best Young Adult, "Panic" by Joseph Goodrich for Best Play, "Pilot" - "Burn Notice", Teleplay by Matt Nix for Best Television Episode Teleplay, "Michael Clayton", Screenplay by Tony Gilroy for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. The Robert L. Fish Memorial Award was presented to "The Catch" - Still Waters by Mark Ammons (Level Best Books).cite web |url=http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/05-01-2008/0004805000 |title=Mystery Writers of America Announces the 2008 Edgar Award Winners |date=2008-05-01 |accessdate=2009-05-02]

References

External links

* [http://www.mysterywriters.org/ Mystery Writers of America's website]
* [http://www.awardannals.com/wiki/Honor_roll:Edgar_Allan_Poe_Award®_for_Best_Novel List of the most honored Edgar Award nominees]


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