NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mystery novel fan and
morning show host of the "Today" show, Al Roker has been selected again by
the Mystery Writers of America to be the Master of Ceremonies for the 62nd
Annual Edgar(R) Awards. Last year was Roker's first time to host the
"The Mystery Writers of America are very excited to have Mr. Roker
return as Master of Ceremonies," said Harry Hunsicker, Executive Vice
President of Mystery Writers of America. "His wit and humor last year made
for a wonderful time, and we look forward to another great evening."
The Edgar Awards, or "Edgars," as they are commonly known, are named
after Mystery Writers of America's patron saint Edgar Allan Poe and are
awarded to authors of distinguished work in more than a dozen categories.
Also being honored this year with the coveted Grand Master Award is the
creator of one of the longest lasting detective series, author Bill
Pronzini. The Edgar Awards Banquet will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel,
New York City, on Thursday, May 1, 2008.
About Mystery Writers of America
Mystery Writers of America (MWA) is the premier organization for
mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring
crime writers, and those who are devoted to the genre. MWA is dedicated to
promoting higher regard for crime writing and recognition and respect for
those who write within the genre. We provide scholarships for writers,
sponsor MWA:Reads (our youth literacy program), sponsor symposia and
conferences, present the Edgar Awards, and conduct other activities to
further a better appreciation and higher regard for crime writing. With 11
chapters covering the 50 states, membership is open to the public, and you
need not reside in the U.S. to join. MWA is a nonprofit organization as
described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
SOURCE Mystery Writers of America