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

City of Thieves by David Benioff

I'm going to start off by saying this novel has lots of violence and coarse language related to sex, so if that makes you uncomfortable I would not suggest reading it. I was immediately drawn to this novel by the plot. I know that's usually how people decide on books but I say this because… Continue reading City of Thieves by David Benioff

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