Mystery Writers of America
It presents the Edgar Award, a small bust of Edgar Allan Poe, to mystery or crime writers every year. It presents the Raven Award to non-writers, who contribute to the mystery genre. The category of Best Juvenile Mystery is also part of the Edgar Award, with such notable recipients as Barbara Brooks Wallace having won the honor twice, for The Twin in the Tavern in 1994 and Sparrows in the Scullery in 1998, and Tony Abbott for his novel The Postcard, which received critical accolades in 2009.
Grand Master Award
The Grand Master Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Mystery Writers of America. It recognizes lifetime achievement and consistent quality. (The award was presented irregularly up to 1978; with the exception of 2009, 2013 and 2014, it has been given to one writer annually since then.)
- The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time, selected by active MWA members in 1995
- Edgar Award
- Crime Writers' Association
- Crime Writers of Canada
- Swedish Crime Writers' Academy
- Mystery Writers of Japan
- "Contact the National Office of Mystery Writers of America". Retrieved 2013-04-21.
- "Robert crais and Carolyn Hart chosen as the 2014 Grand Masters by Mystery Writers of America". Retrieved 2014-01-15.