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Friday, April 30, 2010 2:43 pm
2010 Edgar Award Winners Announced
Posted by: Courtney Jones

in-the-shadow-of-gothamNine authors were honored last night at a banquet in New York and took  home a bust of Edgar Allan Poe. Writers usually have no problem knowing what to do with a cash prize, but a few will probably feel ill at ease with their creepy little statuette. The uncertain would do well to turn to last year’s Best Young Adult Book winner John Green for suggestions. Anyway, here are the results:

Best novel

The Last Child, by John Hart

Best first novel

In the Shadow of Gotham, by Stefanie Pintoff

Best paperback original

Body Blows, by Marc Strange

Best critical/biographical

The Lineup: The World’s Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives, edited by Otto Penzler

Best fact crime

Columbine, by Dave Cullen

Best short story

“Amapola,” by Luis Alberto Urrea in Phoenix Noir

Best young adult

Reality Check, by Peter Abrahams

Best juvenile

Closed for the Season, by Mary Downing Hahn

S&S/Mary Higgins Clark Award

Awakening, by S.J. Bolton
 

5 Responses to “2010 Edgar Award Winners Announced”
  1. Keir Graff Says:

    I’ve definitely carped about the ugliness of the Poe bust, too – but that was before I saw one in real life. Having seen Mr. Green’s Poe in person, I have to say that photography doesn’t do this award justice. It’s kinda cool in 3-D.

  2. Matthew McDaniel Says:

    John Hart’s ‘The Last Child’ won best novel, not The Odds. Might want to correct that.

  3. Courtney Jones Says:

    Woops! Thanks for your sleuthing Matthew. I took care of it.

  4. Margery Says:

    You might also want to correct the spelling of ALLAN

  5. Courtney Jones Says:

    “Quoth the raven: How embarrassing.”


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