The 2018 MWA Edgars banquet was preceded, as always, by the festivities of a cocktail party. You think these writers are having a good time?
–to our Agatha-winning NorCal members Rhys Bowen
(IN FARLEIGH FIELD, Best Historical Novel)
(“The Library Ghost of Tanglewood Inn”, Best Short Story)!
MWA NorCal members rock the award world!
MWA NorCal Chapter was well-represented at the 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Awards ceremony. Chapter members Camille Minichino, Terry Shames, and Claire Booth were on hand to present awards, and Chapter President Laurie R. King reports that a fun time was had by all. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!
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, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola
BEST FACT CRIME
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
Chester B. Himes: A Biography by Lawrence P. Jackson
BEST SHORT STORY
“Spring Break” – New Haven Noir by John Crowley
Vanished! By James Ponti
BEST YOUNG ADULT
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY
“Somebody to Love” – Fargo, Teleplay by Noah Hawley
ROBERT L. FISH MEMORIAL AWARD
“The Queen of Secrets” – New Haven Noir by Lisa D. Gray
Kristopher Zgorski, BOLO Books
The Raven Bookstore, Lawrence Kansas
ELLERY QUEEN AWARD
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THE SIMON & SCHUSTER MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD
The Widow’s House by Carol Goodman
The NorCal Chapter of Mystery Writers of America will have an information booth at the 2018 Bay Area Book Festival Outdoor Fair in Berkeley, April 28-29. The MWA booth is #20 and will be located in MLK Jr. Civic Center Park. For maps of the festival, click here.
Please stop by and say hello…and take a selfie with Edgar Allan Poe! Here’s a TENTATIVE list of who will be at the booth:
This list is still a work in progress. Please check back throughout the week as we finalize the schedule. And, if you’d like to join in the fun and spend an hour in the booth, please email Randal Brandt, firstname.lastname@example.org.