Sunday, April 8, 2007

Owner of Crippen and Landru and Sisters in Crime Win George N. Dove Award

From the Rara-Avis Mailing List.

Douglas G. Greene and Sisters in Crime received the George N. Dove
Award from the Detective/Mystery Caucus of the Popular Culture
Association and American Culture Association on April 5. The award was
presented during the PCA/ACA's Annual Conference in Boston.

Greene, professor of history and former director of the Institute for
Humanities at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, is the
owner of Crippen and Landru, publisher of short story collections of
both classic and contemporary mystery authors. He is also the author
of the Edgar Award-nominated _John Dickson Carr: The Man Who Explained
Miracles_ (1995) on locked-room mystery master Carr. His work for
publishers such as Dover Publications, Harper, and Doubleday brought
back many Victorian-era and Golden Age detective works for the
enjoyment of fans and academics alike.

"Through his scholarship and extensive mystery publishing activities,
Dr. Greene exemplifies the spirit of George Dove," said Marty S.
Knepper, cochair of the caucus.

Sisters in Crime received a special Dove Award to mark its 20th year
in the support of female mystery writers, enhancing appreciation and
study of their work in both academic and popular venues. "All of us
who read, teach, and study women mystery writers owe a big debt to
Sisters in Crime," Knepper remarked.

The Dove Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the serious
study of mystery and crime fiction and is named for the late George N.
Dove, a pioneer in mystery scholarship. Past recipients include
distinguished author-critic H.R.F. Keating; the late John M. Reilly,
editor of _Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers_, and Margaret
Kinsman and Elizabeth Foxwell, executive editor and managing editor
respectively of the scholarly periodical _Clues: A Journal of Detection_).

The PCA's Detective/Mystery Caucus is part of the Popular Culture
Association and American Culture Association, joint organizations that
support the scholarly interpretation and critique of popular
literature, film, TV, advertising, and other forms of popular culture.
Many of the members of this large academic organization are teachers
as well as scholars.

No comments: