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Edgar Award

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards, popularly called the Edgars, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America,[1] based in New York City.[2] Named after American writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), a pioneer in the genre, the awards honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theater published or produced in the previous year.


Best Novel award winners

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


1954 Charlotte Jay, Beat Not the Bones
1955 Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye
1956 Margaret Millar, Beast in View
1957 Charlotte Armstrong, A Dram of Poison
1958 Ed Lacy, Room to Swing
1959 Stanley Ellin, The Eighth Circle


1960 Celia Fremlin, The Hours Before Dawn
1961 Julian Symons, The Progress of a Crime
1962 J. J. Marric, Gideon's Fire
1963 Ellis Peters, Death and the Joyful Woman
1964 Eric Ambler, The Light of Day
1965 John le Carré, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
1966 Adam Hall, The Quiller Memorandum
1967 Nicolas Freeling, King of the Rainy Country
1968 Donald E. Westlake, God Save the Mark
1969 "Jeffery Hudson" (Michael Crichton), A Case of Need


1970 Dick Francis, Forfeit
1971 Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö, The Laughing Policeman
1972 Frederick Forsyth, The Day of the Jackal
1973 Warren Kiefer, The Lingala Code
1974 Tony Hillerman, Dance Hall of the Dead
1975 Jon Cleary, Peter's Pence
1976 Brian Garfield, Hopscotch
1977 Robert B. Parker, Promised Land
1978 William H. Hallahan, Catch Me: Kill Me
1979 Ken Follett, Eye of the Needle


1980 Arthur Maling, The Rheingold Route[4]
1981 Dick Francis, Whip Hand
1982 William Bayer, Peregrine
1983 Rick Boyer, Billingsgate Shoal
1984 Elmore Leonard, La Brava
1985 Ross Thomas, Briarpatch
1986 L. R. Wright, The Suspect
1987 Barbara Vine, A Dark-Adapted Eye
1988 Aaron Elkins, Old Bones
1989 Stuart M. Kaminsky, A Cold Red Sunrise


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


2000 Jan Burke, Bones
2001 Joe R. Lansdale, The Bottoms
2002 T. Jefferson Parker, Silent Joe
2003 S. J. Rozan, Winter and Night
2004 Ian Rankin, Resurrection Men
2005 T. Jefferson Parker, California Girl
2006 Jess Walter, Citizen Vince
2007 Jason Goodwin, The Janissary Tree
2008 John Hart, Down River
2009 C. J. Box, Blue Heaven


2010 John Hart, The Last Child
2011 Steve Hamilton, The Lock Artist
2012 Mo Hayder, Gone
2013 Dennis Lehane, Live by Night
2014 William Kent Krueger, Ordinary Grace
2015 Stephen King, Mr. Mercedes
2016 Lori Roy, Let Me Die in His Footsteps
2017 Noah Hawley, Before the Fall
2018 Attica Locke, Bluebird, Bluebird
2019 Walter Mosley, Down the River Unto the Sea


2020 Elly Griffiths, The Stranger Diaries
2021 Deepa Anappara, Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

1972 winners

2007 winners


2008 winners


2009 winners


2010 winners


The Robert L. Fish Memorial Award was presented to "A Dreadful Day" - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine by Dan Warthman (Dell Magazines).[9]

2011 winners


2012 winners


2013 winners


2014 winners


2015 winners


2016 winners


2017 winners


  • Best Novel: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
  • Best First Novel: Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry
  • Best Paperback Original: Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty
  • Best Fact Crime: The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer by Kate Summerscale
  • Best Critical/Biographical: Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin
  • Best Short Story: "Autumn at the Automat" - from the collection In Sunlight or in Shadow by Lawrence Block
  • Best Juvenile: OCDaniel by Wesley King
  • Best Young Adult: Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
  • Best Television Episode Teleplay: "A Blade of Grass" - Penny Dreadful by John Logan
  • Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "The Truth of the Moment" - Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine by E. Gabriel Flores
  • Mary Higgins Clark Award: The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd
  • Grand Master: Max Allan Collins, Ellen Hart
  • Raven Award: Dru Ann Love
  • Ellery Queen Award: Neil Nyren

2018 winners


2019 winners


  • Best Novel: Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley
  • Best First Novel by an American Author: Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin
  • Best Paperback Original: If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin
  • Best Fact Crime: Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert W. Fieseler
  • Best Critical/Biographical: Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s by Leslie S. Klinger
  • Best Short Story: "English 398: Fiction Workshop" by Art Taylor
  • Best Juvenile: Otherwood by Pete Hautman
  • Best Young Adult: Sadie by Courtney Summers
  • Best Television Episode Teleplay: "The One That Holds Everything" - The Romanoffs, Teleplay by Matthew Weiner & Donald Joh
  • Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "How Does He Die This Time?" by Nancy Novick

2020 winners


  • Best Novel: The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
  • Best First Novel by an American Author: Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
  • Best Paperback Original: The Hotel Neversink by Adam O'Fallon Price
  • Best Fact Crime: The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity by Axton Betz-Hamilton
  • Best Critical/Biographical: Hitchcock and the Censors by John Billheimer
  • Best Short Story: "One of These Nights" by Livia Llewellyn from Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers
  • Best Juvenile: Me and Sam-Sam Handle the Apocalypse by Susan Vaught
  • Best Young Adult: Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer
  • Best Television Episode Teleplay: Season 5, Episode 4 - Line of Duty by Jed Mercurio
  • Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "There's a Riot Goin' On," from Milwaukee Noir by Derrick Harriell

2021 winners


  • Best Novel: Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara
  • Best First Novel by an American Author: Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen
  • Best Paperback Original: When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole
  • Best Fact Crime: Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight Against the Drug Companies that Delivered the Opioid Epidemic by Eric Eyre
  • Best Critical/Biographical: Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock by Christina Lane
  • Best Short Story: "Dust, Ash, Flight," by Maaza Mengiste from Addis Ababa Noir
  • Best Juvenile: Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce
  • Best Young Adult: The Companion by Katie Alender
  • Best Television Episode Teleplay: Episode 1, Photochemistry - Dead Still, Written by John Morton
  • Robert L. Fish Memorial Award: "The Bite" from Tampa Bay Noir by Colette Bancroft

See also


  1. ^ Neimeyer, Mark. "Poe and Popular Culture", collected in The Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allan Poe. Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-521-79727-6. p. 206.
  2. ^ "Contact the National Office of Mystery Writers of America". Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b "Major Mystery Prizes and Awards" (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
  4. ^ "Edgar Award Winners and Nominees Database". Theedgars.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "2007 Nominees and Winners". Edgar Awards. Archived from the original on 2007-08-24.
  6. ^ "2008 Nominees and Winners". Edgar Awards. Archived from the original on 2008-10-18.
  7. ^ "2009 Nominees and Winners". Edgar Awards. Archived from the original on 2009-12-17.
  8. ^ "2010 Nominees and Winners". Edgar Awards. Archived from the original on 2010-10-03.
  9. ^ 2010 Edgar Winners Press Release
  10. ^ "2011 Nominees and Winners". Edgar Awards. Archived from the original on 2011-11-23.
  11. ^ "2012 Nominees and Winners". Edgar Awards. Archived from the original on 2012-11-03.
  12. ^ "2013 Nominees and Winners". Edgar Awards. Archived from the original on 2013-11-02.
  13. ^ "2014 Nominees and Winners". Edgar Awards. Archived from the original on 2014-11-10.
  14. ^ a b "MWA Announces 2014 Grand Master and Raven Awards". mysterywriters.org. Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ "2015 Nominees and Winners". Edgar Awards. Archived from the original on 2015-11-08.
  16. ^ "2016 Nominees and Winners". Edgar Awards. Archived from the original on 2016-11-05.
  17. ^ "2017 Nominees and Winners". Edgar Awards. Archived from the original on 2017-11-07.
  18. ^ "2018 Nominees and Winners". Edgar Awards. Archived from the original on 2018-11-10.
  19. ^ "2019 Nominees and Winners". Edgar Awards. Archived from the original on 2019-08-18.
  20. ^ "Edgar Award Nominees". www.theedgars.com. Retrieved .
  21. ^ "Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2020 winners announced". Books+Publishing. 2020-05-05. Retrieved .
  22. ^ https://mysterywriters.org/2021-edgar-allan-poe-award-winners/

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