Mystery Writers of America is an organization for mystery writers, based in New York. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous
The organization was founded in 1945 by Clayton Rawson, Anthony Boucher, Lawrence Treat, and Brett Halliday. Clayton Rawson (1906 - 1971 was an American mystery writer editor and amateur magician Anthony Boucher (born William Anthony Parker White) ( August 21, 1911 – April 29, 1968) was an American Science fiction Lawrence Arthur Goldstone (1903 - 1998 better known by his Pseudonym, Lawrence Treat, was an American mystery writer a pioneer of the genre of novels Brett Halliday ( July 31, 1904 - February 4, 1977) primary Pen name of Davis Dresser, was an American mystery
It presents the Edgar Award, a small bust of Edgar Allan Poe, to writers every year. The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars) named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. Edgar Allan Poe (January 19 1809 – October 7 1849 was an American poet, short-story Writer, editor and Literary critic, It also presents the Raven Award to non-writers who contribute to the mystery genre.
Grand Master Award
The Grand Master Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Mystery Writers of America. It recognizes lifetime achievement and consistent quality. (The award was presented irregularly through 1978; it has been given to one writer annually since then. )
External links Agatha Mary Clarissa Lady Mallowan, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 &ndash 12 January 1976 commonly known as Agatha Christie, was an English Daphne du Maurier Lady Browning DBE ( 13 May, 1907 – 19 April, 1989) (ˈdæfnɪ du ˈmɒɹieɪ was a British Lawrence Block (born June 24, 1938) is an acclaimed contemporary American crime writer best known for two long-running New York -set series about Vincent Starrett ( October 26, 1886 – January 5, 1974) was an American writer and newspaperman Dorothy B Hughes ( 10 August 1904 – 6 May 1993) was an American crime writer and critic Frank Morrison Spillane ( March 9 1918 – July 17 2006) better known as Mickey Spillane, was an American author of Rex Todhunter Stout ( December 1 1886 - October 27 1975) was an American Crime writer, best known as the creator of Dame Ngaio Marsh DBE ( April 23, 1895 &ndash February 18, 1982) born Edith Ngaio Marsh was a Crime writer and Dick Francis CBE (born Richard Stanley Francis on October 31, 1920) is a British Author and retired Jockey. Ellery Queen is both a Fictional character and a Pseudonym used by two American cousins from Brooklyn, New York: Daniel (David Nathan George Bagby was the Nom de plume of the American Novelist Aaron Marc Stein (1906-1985 who specialized in Mystery fiction. Ruth Barbara Rendell Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, (born 17 February 1930) who also writes under the pseudonym Barbara Vine, is an Erle Stanley Gardner ( July 17, 1889 Malden Massachusetts – March 11, 1970 Temecula California William Riley Burnett ( November 25, 1899 - April 25, 1982) often credited as W Barbara Mertz (born September 29, 1927) is the real name of authors Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels. John Dickson Carr ( November 30, 1906 &ndash February 27, 1977) was an American Author of Detective stories Stanley Bernard Ellin ( October 6, 1916 – July 31, 1986) was an American mystery writer Phyllis Dorothy James Baroness James of Holland Park, OBE, FRSA, FRSL (born 3 August, 1920) is an English Crime writer Julian Gustave Symons (1912 - 1994 was a British Crime writer and Poet. Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins Clark Conheeney, best known as Mary Higgins Clark, (December 24 1927 in the Bronx New York) is an American author of suspense Georges Joseph Christian Simenon (ʒɔʀʒ simˈnɔ̃ in French ( February 13, 1903 &ndash September 4, 1989) was a Belgian writer Margaret Ellis Millar (née Sturm) ( February 5 1915 - March 26 1994) was an American-Canadian mystery and suspense Edward Dentinger Hoch ( February 22, 1930 &ndash January 17, 2008) was a prolific American writer of Detective fiction. Baynard Hardwick Kendrick (1894-1977 wrote Whodunit mystery novels about Duncan Maclain, a blind private investigator who worked with his two German shepherds and John le Carré is the Pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell (born October 19, 1931 in Poole, Dorset, England Robert B Parker (born September 17 1932 Biography Parker was born in Springfield Massachusetts. John Creasey ( September 17, 1908 &ndash June 9, 1973) was born in Southfields, Surrey, England and died in Dorothy Salisbury Davis (born April 26, 1916, Chicago, Illinois) is an American Crime fiction Writer. Ira Levin ( August 27 1929 &ndash November 12 2007) was an American Novelist, Playwright, and Songwriter James Mallahan Cain ( July 1, 1892 &ndash October 27, 1977) was an American Journalist Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh Jr (born January 22, 1937, in East Pittsburgh Pennsylvania) is an American writer known for his fictional and non-fictional Mignon Good Eberhart ( 6 July 1899, Lincoln Nebraska - 8 October 1996, Greenwich Connecticut) was an American Michael Francis Gilbert, ( July 17, 1912 &ndash February 8, 2006) was a British writer of both fictional mysteries and thrillers Marcia Muller (born September 28, 1944) is an American author of fictional mystery and thriller Novels. John Dann MacDonald ( July 24, 1916 &ndash December 28, 1986) was an American Author. Phyllis Ayame Whitney ( September 9, 1903 &ndash February 8, 2008) was an American mystery writer Stuart M Kaminsky (born 1934 is an award-winning American mystery writer Hillary Baldwin Waugh, a pioneering American mystery novelist was born in 1920 in New Haven, Connecticut. Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American Author, Screenwriter, Musician, Columnist, Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 Helen McCloy (1904 - 1994 pseudonym Helen Clarkson, was an American Mystery writer whose series Bill Pronzini (born April 13, 1943) is a highly-regarded and very prolific American Writer of Detective fiction. Ross Macdonald is the Pseudonym of the American - Canadian Writer of Crime fiction Kenneth Millar ( December 13 Tony Hillerman (born 27 May 1925 is an award-winning American author of Detective novels and non-fiction works Eric Clifford Ambler OBE ( 28 June 1909 - 22 October 1998) was an influential English writer of Spy novels who introduced Elmore John Leonard Jr (born October 11, 1925) is a popular and acclaimed American Novelist and Screenwriter. Henry Graham Greene OM, CH (2 October 1904 &ndash 3 April 1991 was an English writer best known as a novelist but who also produced Short stories Donald Edwin Westlake (born July 12, 1933, in Brooklyn New York) is a prolific American Novelist, with over a hundred books The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time is a list published in book form in 1990 by the UK-based Crime Writers' Association. The Crime Writers Association is a writers' association in the United Kingdom. The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars) named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America.
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