The Edgars-When No One is Watching

Award Who: The Edgar Award is named after Edgar Allen Poe; given by the Mystery Writers of AmericaWhat: to honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theaterWhen: given annually since 1946Categories: first novel, fact crime, short story, young adult, paperback original, critical/biographical, juvenile Prize: not sure if there is a cash prize or anything else Other winners:… Continue reading The Edgars-When No One is Watching

Lambda Literary Award – Felix Ever After

Award Also known as The LammysWho: started when L. Page Maccubbin, a bookstore owner in Washington DC, published a book report to bring attention to LGBTQ booksWhat: to honor the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender booksWhen: 1989, given annually Categories: fiction, erotica, mystery, poetry, romance, memoir or biography, non-fiction, debut novel, graphic novelA famous… Continue reading Lambda Literary Award – Felix Ever After

Newbery Medal-From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Award Who: named after an 18th century bookseller John Newbery What: distinguished American literature for children; awarded by the American Library Association When: every year since 1922Prize: a bronze medal with the winner's name and the date engraved on the backOther winners: https://www.powells.com/awards/newbery-medal/ Novel As I was going through the titles of past winners I came… Continue reading Newbery Medal-From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award-Arsenic and Adobo

Award Who: Eleanor Taylor Bland, an African-American pioneer of crime fictionWhat: for an emerging woman of color crime writer When: annually since 2014Prize: a $2000 grant- "This grant is intended to support the recipient in crime fiction writing and career development activities."- from the sister's in crime websiteOther winners: https://www.sistersincrime.org/page/eleanor-bland-past-winners Novel Arsenic and Adobo (Tita… Continue reading Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award-Arsenic and Adobo

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

This is my second novel by this author. The first one was A Gentleman in Moscow which I highly recommend. Towles' masterful prologue still haunts me. I've never gotten so excited by a prologue. It sets the stage perfectly for a flashback of the main character's life. Set in 1930s New York City, Katherine Kontent's… Continue reading Rules of Civility by Amor Towles