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Old 08-13-2019, 01:26 PM
Ukulele Ike is offline
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Originally Posted by Hilarity N. Suze View Post
I would consider the Edgar a major award even though you only get a plastic Edgar Allen Poe and not a nice lamp.
Yeah, the Edgar is a major literary award, with a lot of celebrated authors throughout the history. When I was a crime fiction editor, it was a china head, although they may have downgraded since then.

I also remember the year that Lawrence Block was nominated and lost. One of the men at our table said “Larry, it’s only a $25 head.” And Missus Block (an artist, jewelry designer, and noted beauty) said “And later tonight, yer going to get some $100 head.”