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News from
The Private Eye Writers of America


THE 2018 SHAMUS AWARD WINNERS

The winners ofthe 2018 Shamus Awards, for works published in 2017, were announced at the PWA Banquet on September 7th, at the 2018 Bouchercon in St. Petersburg.

The full list of winners:

BEST PI HARDCOVER
The Room of White Fire by T. Jefferson Parker


BEST FIRST PI NOVEL
The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka

BEST PI PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Lights Out Summer by Rich Zahradnik

BEST PI SHORT STORY
"Rosalie Marx is Missing" by Robert S. Levinson
(May/June 2017, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine)

THE EYE (Lifetime Achievement)
Walter Mosley


PWA EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCED

The 2018-19 executive of the Private Eye Writers of America has been announced. Joe Abramo will be accepting the duties of President, while Michael Sears will be serving as Vice-President.

SUBMISSIONS FOR 2019 SHAMUS AWARDS

Submission requirements and categories for the Private Eye Writers of America 2019 Shamus Awards for private eye novels and short stories first published in the United States in 2018 will be published in January.

The PWA First Novel Contest

The Private Eye Writers of America Contest for Best First Private Eye Novel, which ran for almost thirty years, is currently on hiatus while we search for a new sponsor.

Past winners include Les Roberts, Michael Koryta, Gar Anthony Haywood, Janet Dawson, J.L. Abramo, Ken Kuhlken and Steve Hamilton.