The 75th anniversary of the Edgar Awards was celebrated with the announcement of the 2021 Edgar Award winners today.
The awards are given by the Mystery Writers of America (MWA).
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Best First Novel
Best Paperback Original
Best Fact Crime
Best Critical or Biographical
Best Short Story
Best Young Adult
Best TV Episode Teleplay
Robert L. Fish Memorial Award
The Simon & Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award
The G. P. Putnam’s Sons/Sue Grafton Memorial Award
Grand Master Award
This is the highest honor bestowed by the MWA and recognizes a lifetime of achievement and consistent quality. The first recipient was Agatha Christie. This year’s recipients are Jeffrey Deaver and Charlaine Harris.
Ellery Queen Award
Reagan Arthur, Publisher, Alfred A. Knopf
About the MWA
The MWA was founded in 1945 by Clayton Rawson, a mystery writer and editor and amateur magician; Anthony Boucher, an author, editor and critic who write several classic mysteries; Lawrence Treat, a lawyer who pioneered the genre of police procedurals; and Brett Halliday, a mystery and western writer.
You may also want to review the full list of nominees for the 2021 Edgar Awards.