Mystery Writers of America presents 75th Edgar Awards: Best Paperback Original
Thursday April 22, 2021 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Join us for the 75th Edgar Awards presented by Mystery Writers of America on Thursday, April 22 at 7pm CST on Crowdcast. We'll be hosting readings from the nominees for Best Paperback Original: Alyssa Cole, Brian Freeman, Jess Lourey, Jessica Moor, and Khurrum Rahman. Register for free here.
Alyssa Cole is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of romance (historical, contemporary, and sci-fi) and thrillers. When she’s not working, she can usually be found watching anime or wrangling her pets.
Brian Freeman is a New York Times bestselling author of psychological thrillers that have been sold in 22 languages around the world. Brian's stand-alone thriller Spilled Blood won the award for Best Hardcover Novel in the ITW Thriller Awards, and his debut Immoral was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. He was also named in 2020 as the official author to continue Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series.
Jess Lourey writes about secrets. She is the Amazon Charts bestselling author of crime fiction and nonfiction. She’s also a tenured professor of creative writing and sociology, a leader of writing retreats, a Psychology Today blogger, and a TEDx presenter. You can find out more at www.jessicalourey.com.
Jessica Moor grew up in south-west London and studied English at Cambridge before completing a Creative Writing MA at Manchester University where her dissertation was awarded the Creative Writing Prize for Fiction.
Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Khurrum Rahman moved to England when he was one. He was raised in West London and now lives in Berkshire with his wife and two sons. Khurrum is currently working as an IT Analyst but his real love is writing. His debut East of Hounslow was shortlisted for the CrimeFest Last-laugh Award, the CWA John Creasy Debut Dagger and the Theakston Crime Novel of the Year Award. East of Hounslow is the first part of the Jay Qasim trilogy.