2013 Edgar Award Nominees Announced

enter alt text here (for screen readers)

The Mystery Writers of America has announced the nominees for its 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, and television from the previous year, in celebration of the 204th anniversary of Poe’s birth. Code Name Verity, selected by School Library Journal as a 2012 Best Book, was one of the five nominees in the Young Adult fiction category.

Best Juvenile Fiction

  • Fake Mustache: Or, How Jodie O’Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Kid) Saved the U.S. Presidential Election from a Mad Genius Criminal Mastermind. Tom Angleberger. Abrams/Amulet Books.
  • 13 Hangmen. Art Corriveau. Abrams/Amulet Books.
  • The Quick Fix. Jack D. Ferraiolo. Abrams/Amulet Books.
  • Spy School. Stuart Gibbs. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
  • Three Times Lucky. Sheila Turnage. Penguin/Dial Books for Young Readers.

Best Young Adult Fiction

  • Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Thing. Kathryn Burak. Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press.
  • The Edge of Nowhere. Elizabeth George. Penguin/Viking.
  • Crusher. Niall Leonard. Random House/Delacorte.
  • Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone. Kat Rosenfield. Penguin/Dutton.
  • Code Name Verity. Elizabeth Wein. Disney/Hyperion.

The Edgar Awards will be presented to the winners at the group’s 67th Gala Banquet May 2, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City.

About Sharon Rawlins

Sharon Rawlins is the Youth Services Specialist in Lifelong Learning at the New Jersey State Library. She's a children's and teen librarian responsible for providing consulting assistance to the youth services librarians in public and school libraries in NJ.