As I said in an earlier blog, I am going to try to make my way through all of the awards that are presented to mystery authors and their books…….. There are many more than I was aware of!
Today, I am writing about the Edgar Allan Poe Awards, or the more commonly called "Edgar Awards." They are awarded by the Mystery Writers of America, for works in several different mystery genres.
The different categories are : Best Novel, Best First Novel, Paperback Original, Biographical/Critical Fact Crime, Young Adult, Juvenile, Best Short Story, Motion Picture Screenplay, Play/TV Episode/Teleplay, the Robert L. Fish Memorial, the Raven Award, the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and the Grand Master Award.
The Awards are presented in April of each year, and are for works that were published the previous year. I am just finding all of the winners and nominees, and by the looks of it, it is going to take me a while to get them all listed on the awards page. I will, however, get it done…. eventually… The awards go back as far as 1946!