Friday, May 2, 2008

Edgar Winners Announced

Best Novel
Down River by John Hart (St. Martin's Minotaur)

Best First Novel by an American Author
In the Woods by Tana French (Viking)

Best Paperback Original
Queenpin by Megan Abbott (S&S)

Best Fact Crime
Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Vincent Bugliosi (Norton)

Best Critical/Biographical
Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower and Charles Foley (Penguin Press)

Best Juvenile
The Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh (Hyperion Books for Young Readers)

Best Young Adult
Rat Life by Tedd Arnold (Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin)

4 comments:

kathie said...

Thanks for the info! You just increased my TBR pile by a few.

Anonymous said...

Not really appropriate for this post, but I had posted this before in response to another agent's post on a topic to which it did relate, but the agent apparently wasn't familiar with the concept.
So, as someone who seems extremely knowledgable about the publishing industry, I was wondering if you've ever heard of investment groups defraying some of the publishing costs (and thereby risk) by providing cash (maybe strictly earmarked toward marketing) for a very small percentage of the novel's profits? Kind of like a hedge fund for books...the group invests in novels it sees as having potential to turn a profit, for example, $10,000 for every percentage point of ownership, which then reduces risk for the publisher and perhaps guarantees some marketing dollars which will then increase the book's revenue potential. Similar to some of the packages movie studios sell to investment banks....

Aimless Writer said...

I dream of an Edgar...just one...someday.
I pray to my Edgar Allen Poe action figure every night to bless my writing.
:)
Congrats to the winners! Well done!

Julia said...

Queenpin is a fantastic book, and I'm delighted that it got an Edgar! I felt it was unfairly overlooked in terms of buzz.