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We have big news! Brash author Barbara Neely has been named this year's Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America, the organization's highest honor. Here is their announcement: "Mystery Writers of America is thrilled that Barbara Neely is MWA's 2020 Grand Master," MWA board president Meg Gardiner said. "Neely is a groundbreaking author, and MWA is delighted to recognize her work, in which she tackles tough social issues with an unflinching eye and a wry sense of humor." MWA's Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as well as for a body of work that is both significant and... more

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The announcement of my Edgar award as a Grand Master from the Mystery Writers of America has garnered congratulations and praise from all over the place.  I’m very grateful. It’s particularly fun or, in Facebook terms, to be “liked” (you like me, you really really like me) by old friends, some of whom I haven’t heard from in decades. The world at once seems bigger and smaller.  I thank you all for the congratulations about the Grand Master award, which won’t be presented till next April, by the way. I’ve been reflecting on the Grand Master , the only troubling aspect of which is that it’s a reminder that a long career preceded it, and that the... more

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We're delighted to announce that The Mystery Writers of America has named Max Allan Collins a Grandmaster --  the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing. The award honors his important contributions to the genre as well as a stellar body of work that is, as they put it, "both significant and of consistent high quality." We couldn't agree more!  Max was thrilled, of course, to get the news.  “To be in the company of Agatha Christie, Rex Stout and Mickey Spillane is both thrilling and humbling.  This is an honor second to none in the art of mystery and suspense fiction.” Max sold his first two novels in 1972 while a student at the University of Iowa... more

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