NEW YORK, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- The Mystery Writers of America (MWA) announced that international bestselling author Harlan Coben has been elected president and will serve a one-year term beginning in February, 2008. Coben will succeed Nelson DeMille. Coben is a past MWA Edgar(R) Award winner whose books have been published in thirty-seven languages and appeared as number one bestsellers in nearly a dozen countries. The MWA board of directors also elected Harry Hunsicker to serve as Executive Vice President, Frankie Bailey as Secretary, and Larry Light as Treasurer. Each will serve a one year term ending in February 2009. Mystery Writers of America comprises over 3,000 members in three categories of membership that include publishers, editors, literary agents, and screen and television writers, as well as authors of fiction and non-fiction books. Further information: MWA, 17 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017; phone: 212.888.8171; fax: 212.888.8107; http://www.mysterywriters.org. The EDGAR (and logo) are Registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by the Mystery Writers of America, Inc.
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