Mystery Writers of America

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Mystery Writers of America ( MWA ) is an association of American crime - writer . Founded in New York City on March 26, 1945 by writers Anthony Boucher , Brett Halliday , Clayton Rawson and Lawrence Treat , it represents authors of all types of crime-related literature - fiction and non-fiction, as well as screenplays for all media .

The goals of the association are to promote the interests of crime writers, to improve the reputation of the genre and to give the members the opportunity for stimulating exchange. Mystery Writers of America is particularly well-known for the various awards the association awards to publications in the crime fiction sector:

Prizes awarded

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