Profile of the Edgar Awards

November 11, 2020 0 Comments

Created in 1946, the Edgar Awards, sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America (MWA), are the Oscars for mystery writers, honoring the best novels, non-fiction books, television show, and film in the mystery, crime, suspense, and intrigue fields published or produced during the previous year. The awards are named for MWA’s patron saint, Edgar Allan …

Profile of Mystery Writers of America

November 10, 2020 0 Comments

The leading professional association for crime writers in the U.S., Mystery Writers of America (MWA) was founded in 1945 with the goal of protecting mystery writers’ interests and welfare and building respect for the genre. The group’s first slogan was “Crime Does Not Pay — Enough,” and early members included Dorothy B. Hughes, Rex Stout, …