The 2023 Edgar Awards were presented on Thursday, April 27. Congratulations to all of the winners. Check out the list. Then, don’t forget to check the Webstore for books by your favorite authors. https://store.poisonedpen.com/ You’ve already seen many of the authors here for in-person and virtual events.
Here’s the press release from Mystery Writers of America.
Mystery Writers of America Announces 2023 Edgar Allan Poe Award Winners
April 27, 2023, New York, NY – Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce the winners for the 2023 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2022. The 77th Annual Edgar® Awards were celebrated on April 27, 2023, at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square and livestreamed on YouTube.
Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka (HarperCollins – William Morrow)
BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
Don’t Know Tough by Eli Cranor (Soho Press – Soho Crime)
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Or Else by Joe Hart (Amazon Publishing – Thomas & Mercer)
BEST FACT CRIME
Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation by Erika Krouse (Flatiron Books)
The Life of Crime: Detecting the History of Mysteries and Their Creators by Martin Edwards
(HarperCollins – Collins Crime Club)
BEST SHORT STORY
“Red Flag,” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine by Gregory Fallis (Dell Magazines)
Aggie Morton Mystery Queen: The Seaside Corpse by Marthe Jocelyn
(Penguin Random House Canada – Tundra Books)
BEST YOUNG ADULT
The Red Palace by June Hur (Macmillan Children’s Books – Feiwel & Friends)
BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY
“Episode 1” – Magpie Murders, Written by Anthony Horowitz (Masterpiece/PBS)
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ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD
“Dogs in the Canyon,” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine by Mark Harrison (Dell Magazines)
THE SIMON & SCHUSTER MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD
A Dreadful Splendor by B.R. Myers (HarperCollins – William Morrow)
THE G.P. PUTNAM’S SONS SUE GRAFTON MEMORIAL AWARD
Hideout by Louisa Luna (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group – Doubleday)
THE LILIAN JACKSON BRAUN MEMORIAL AWARD
Buried in a Good Book by Tamara Berry (Sourcebooks – Poisoned Pen Press)
Crime Writers of Color
Eddie Muller for Noir Alley and The Film Noir Foundation
ELLERY QUEEN AWARD
The Strand Magazine
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The Edgar Awards, or “Edgars,” as they are commonly known, are named after MWA’s patron saint Edgar Allan Poe and are presented to authors of distinguished work in various categories. MWA is the premier organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime-writing field, aspiring crime writers, and those who are devoted to the genre. The organization encompasses some 3,000 members including authors of fiction and non-fiction books, screen and television writers, as well as publishers, editors, and literary agents.
Mystery Writers of America would like to emphasize our commitment to diversity and fairness in the judging of the Edgar Awards. Judges are selected from every region of the country, from every sub-category of our genre, and from every demographic to ensure fairness and impartiality.
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