Re: RARA-AVIS: Joe Gores as Professional

From: jimdohertyjr (
Date: 20 Jan 2008


Re your question below:

> Wasn't Joe Gores the first (maybe still only) to win an Edgar in
> category? Or something like that. But what did he win for? And
> which categories?

Not quite. He was the first to win an Edgar in two different catgories in the same year. And he was the first to win three Edgars in three separate categories.

The wins were for A TIME OF PREDATORS (best first novel '69), "Goodbye, Pops" (best short story, '69), and "No Immunity for Murder," an episode of KOJAK (best teleplay from a series, '75). The latter was his first TV script, starting a very successful TV writing career.

Since then, Dick Francis has won two Edgars in the same year (best novel Grand Master), and Donald Westlake has won Edgars in at least three different categories (novel, short story, and screenplay).


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