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The Edgar Allan Poe Awards

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Cenu Edgar vytvořilo roku 1945 nově založené společenství MWA (Mystery Writers of America). U zrodu stáli Anthony Boucher, Clayton Rawson, Lawrence Treat a Brett Halliday. Od roku 1946 se každoročně udílí ceny nejlepším tvůrcům detektivního žánru a jejich prózám. Kategorie se v průběhu let měnily, kromě toho udílí MWA i další ceny (Raven, Grandmaster,Robert L. Fish Memorial Award, Ellery Queen Award, Mary Higgins Clark Award).

Nejlepší kritická / životopisná kniha

originální název: Best Critical / Biographical Work

1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990

vítěz

  • Norman Sherry - The Life of Graham Greene

nominace

  • Bruce Crowther - Film Noir: Reflections in a Dark Mirror
  • Ric Meyers - Murder on the Air
  • William David Spencer - Mysterium and Mystery: The Clerical Crime Novel
  • David Lehman - The Perfect Murder: A Study in Detection
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006

vítěz

  • Melanie Rehak - Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her

nominace

  • Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • Leslie S. Klinger
  • Hallie Ephron
  • Stuart M. Kaminsky - Behind the Mystery: Top Mystery Writers Interviewed
  • Leslie S. Klinger - The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Novels
  • Hallie Ephron - Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock 'em Dead with Style
  • Richard Layman - Discovering the Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade: The Evolution of Dashiell Hammett's Masterpiece
2007

vítěz

  • E.J. Wagner - The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear

nominace

  • John T. Irwin - Unless the Threat of Death is Behind Them: Hard-Boiled Fiction and Film Noir
2008

vítěz

nominace

  • Maurizio Ascari - A Counter-History of Crime Fiction: Supernatural, Gothic, Sensational
  • Christiana Gregoriou - Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction
  • Patrick Anderson - The Triumph of the Thriller: How Cops, Crooks and Cannibals Captured Popular Fiction
2009

vítěz

  • Dr. Harry Lee Poe - Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His Tell-Tale Stories

nominace

  • Frankie Y. Bailey - African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study
  • Leonard Cassuto - Hard-Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories
  • David Geherin - Scene of the Crime: The Importance of Place in Crime and Mystery Fiction
  • Jean Murley - The Rise of True Crime
2010

vítěz

nominace

  • James, P. D. - Povídání o detektivkách   70% / 1
  • Bev Vincent
  • Bev Vincent - The Stephen King Illustrated Companion
  • Lisa Rogak - Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King
  • Joan Schenkar - The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith
2011

vítěz

  • Yunte Huang - Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and this Rendezvous with American History

nominace

2012

vítěz

  • Michael Dirda - On Conan Doyle: Or, the Whole Art of Storytelling

nominace

2013

vítěz

  • James O'Brien - The Scientific Sherlock Holmes: Cracking the Case with Science and Forensics

nominace

  • John Connolly
  • Otto Penzler
  • Declan Burke, John Connolly - Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels
  • Otto Penzler - In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of and American Hero
  • John Paul Athanasourelis - Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe: The Hard-Boiled Detective Transformed
2014

vítěz

  • America is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture by Erik Dussere (Oxford University Press)

nominace

  • Maigret, Simenon and France: Social Dimensions of the Novels and Stories by Bill Alder (McFarland & Company)
  • Pimping Fictions: African American Crime Literature and the Untold Story of Black Pulp Publishing by Justin Gifford (Temple University Press)
  • Ian Fleming by Andrew Lycett (St. Martin's Press)
  • Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction by Melissa Schaub (Palgrave Macmillan)
2015

vítěz

  • Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe by J.W. Ocker (W.W. Norton – Countryman Press)

nominace

  • Francis M. Nevins, Jr.
  • Judges & Justice & Lawyers & Law: Exploring the Legal Dimensions of Fiction and Film by Francis M. Nevins (Perfect Crime Books)
  • The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis by Charles Brownson (McFarland & Company)
  • James Ellroy: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction by Jim Mancall (McFarland)
  • Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: Classic Film Noir by Robert Miklitsch (University of Illinois Press)
2016

vítěz

nominace

  • Forsyth, Frederick - Vypravěč   90% / 1
  • Suzanne Mars a Tom Nolan - Meanwhile There are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald
  • Matthew Parker - Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica
  • Nathan Ward - The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett
2017

vítěz

  • Ruth Franklin - Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

nominace

  • Peter Ackroyd
  • Peter Ackroyd - Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life
  • Mitzi M. Brunsdale - Enclyclopedia of Nordic Crime: Works and Authors of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden since 1957
  • David J. Skal - Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula
2018

vítěz

  • Chester B. Himes: A Biography by Lawrence P. Jackson (W.W. Norton & Company)

nominace

  • From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women who Created an Icon by Mattias Bostrom (Grove/Atlantic — The Mysterious Press)
  • Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier by Tatiana de Rosnay (St. Martin's Press)
  • Murder in the Closet: Essays on Queer Clues in Crime Fiction Before Stonewall by Curtis Evans (McFarland Publishing)
  • Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes by Michael Sims (Bloomsbury USA)
2019

vítěz

nominace

  • Laird R. Blackwell - The Metaphysical Mysteries of G.K. Chesterson: A Critical Study of the Father Brown Stories and Other Detective Fiction
  • Alice Bolin - Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession
  • Yasuhiro Takeuchi - Mark X: Who Killed Huck Finn's Father?
  • Laura Thompson - Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life
2020

vítěz

  • John Billheimer - Hitchcock and the Censors

nominace

  • John Curran
  • John Curran - The Hooded Gunman: An Illustrated History of Collins Crime Club
  • Ursula Buchan - Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps: A Life of John Buchan
  • Anne McKendry - Medieval Crime Fiction: A Critical Overview
  • Mo Moulton - The Mutual Admiration Society: How Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford Circle Remade the World for Women
2021

vítěz

  • Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock by Christina Lane (Chicago Review Press)

nominace

  • Martin Edwards
  • Howdunit: A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club by Martin Edwards (HarperCollins Publishers – Harper360/Collins Crime Club)
  • Ian Rankin: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction by Erin E. MacDonald (McFarland)
  • Guilt Rules All: Irish Mystery, Detective, and Crime Fiction by Elizabeth Mannion & Brian Cliff (Syracuse University Press)
  • This Time Next Year We'll be Laughing by Jacqueline Winspear (Soho Press)