Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Anthony Award Winner In Our Midst

cover of bookThe annual World Mystery Convention (Bouchercon) was held in Madison, Wisconsin, on September 27-October 1, and local author Marvin Lachman won the prestigious Anthony Award in the field of Critical Non-fiction for his book, The heirs of Anthony Boucher : a history of mystery fandom. This is a huge honor in the mystery field, and we are very pleased about this accolade for a member of our Marv receiving his arardFriends of the Library. He has won other Mystery awards—including the Raven and the Edgar—for another mystery reference book, The Encyclopaedia of Mystery and Detection.

Other Anthony Award winners for 2006:
Best Mystery Novel: Mercy Falls by William Kent Krueger ; Best First Mystery: Tilt-a-Whirl by Chris Grabenstein ; Best Paperback Original: The James Deans by Reed Farrel Coleman ; Best Short Story: "Midsdirection" by Barbara Seranella ; Best Fan Publication: Crimespree Magazine, edited by Jon and Ruth Jordan ; Special Service to the Field: Janet Rudolph, for Mystery Readers International

Thanks to Iden Ford for permission to borrow the photo from one of her pages of Bouchercon photographs.

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