Macavity Awards

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The Macavity Awards are a literary award for mystery writers. Nominated and voted upon annually by the members of the Mystery Readers International, the award is named for the "mystery cat" of T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats . [1] The award is given in four categories—best novel, best first novel, best nonfiction, and best short story. In recent years a new award, the Sue Feder Historical Mystery, has been given in conjunction with the Macavity Awards.

Contents

Awards

Best Mystery Novel

Best First Mystery (Novel)

Best Mystery Nonfiction/Critical

Note: Until 2004, this category was named "Best Critical/Biographical Mystery Work"

Best Mystery Short Story

Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery

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References

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