Dorothy Gilman Wins Grand Master Award

January 17, 2010

Dorothy Gilman, the author of 14 Mrs. Polifax spy novels, was recently chosen to receive the Grand Master Award by the Mystery Writers of America. The Award honors important contributions to the genre, as well as significant output of consistently high-quality material.  Gilman, a Connecticut resident, has written and contributed to over 30 books that feature uncommon and unique characters. “What a lovely surprise!” Gilman said. “The list of past Grand Masters is like a Who’s Who of the great mystery writers of the last century. To be chosen for this award by my professional peers has to be the greatest honor of my 60 years as an author.”

The MWA award winners will be honored at the Edgar Awards banquet in New York City, Thursday, April 29, 2010.