Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Edgar Awards

Publishers Lunch

The Edgar Awards were announced Thursday evening, including several milestones: 

Lori Roy, Best Novel winner for Let Me Die in His Footsteps (Dutton), is the first woman to win both this and the Best First Novel category (and the third writer overall), while Pulitzer winner Viet Thanh Nguyen also won Best First Novel for The Sympathizer (Atlantic Monthly), the first author to win both awards concurrently. Other winners included:

Best Paperback Original: The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney (William Morrow)
Best Short Story: "Obits" – The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (Scribner)
Best Fact Crime: Whipping Boy by Allen Kurzweil (Harper)
Best Critical/Biographical: The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards (Harper360)

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