(Publisher’s Weekly, Feb. 23)
William Monahan, who won an Oscar and an Edgar for his film adaptation of 2006’s The Departed, has been signed by Paramount to adapt The Associate as a star vehicle for Shia LaBeouf. Monahan’s most recent writing credit was last year’s Body of Lies, which starred Leonardo Di Caprio and Russell Crowe.
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(marketwatch.com, Nov 20)
Mystery Writers of America (MWA) has announced that the organization will name James Lee Burke and Sue Grafton its 2009 Grand Masters in honor of the Bicentennial of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth next year. Not since 1978 has the organization presented dual Grand Masters.
MWA’s Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in the mystery genre and was established to acknowledge important contributions to the genre, as well as significant output of consistently high-quality material. The awards will be presented at the 63rd Annual Edgar(R) Awards banquet on Thursday April 30, 2009 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.
According to MWA executive vice president Harry Hunsicker, the Edgar Awards — or “Edgars,” as they are commonly known — are named after Edgar Allan Poe, whose 200th birthday will be marked next year. “One of the great pleasures of my tenure at the helm of MWA has been informing two of the most talented writers on the planet that they have been selected as (more…)
(Publisher’s Weekly, Nov. 3, Best Books of the Year Award)
Thomas H. Cook Master of the Delta
Edgar-winner Cook examines the slow collapse of a prominent Southern family in this magnificient tale of suspense set in 1954.
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(Publisher’s Weekly, Nov. 3, Awarded Best Books of the Year)
Edgar-winner Coben‘s unnerving thriller follows a sadistic suburban killer in a New Jersey community with his usual mastery.
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