As announced yesterday by Short Mystery Fiction Society President Tom Sweeney…..
The SMFS Golden Derringer committee has voted on the three writers nominated last spring, and has selected Bill Pronzini as the recipient of the 2012 Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award.
- Bill Pronzini is the author of over 300 short stories.
- He is the author or co-author of at least 10 collections.
- He has been twice nominated for Edgars in the short story category.
- He has been nominated for six Shamus awards in the short story category, including "Cats-Paw," for which he won.
- One of his "Nameless Detective" stories, "Incident in a Neighborhood Tavern," was both a Shamus and an Edgar nominee.
- His career, in both novels and short stories, is notable for his ability to collaborate with so many different co-authors. In short fiction, his partners include Jeffrey Wallman, Barry Malzberg, and his wife, Marcia Muller.
Congratulations to Bill Pronzini and thank you to the SMFS members who took the time to nominate writers for the award and also to those who served on the selection committee.