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Martin Beck Award Winners List

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List of Martin Beck Award winners from every year the award has been given out. All Martin Beck Award winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Martin Beck Award award are listed along with photos for every Martin Beck Award winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Martin Beck Award award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Martin Beck Award are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Martin Beck Award winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Martin Beck Award winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Martin Beck Award winners of all time. Anybody who won the Martin Beck Award usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Martin Beck Award-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Martin Beck Award, so most of the famous Martin Beck Award winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Martin Beck Award?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You may copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it with your Facebook friends, Twitter followers or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis. This list features Frederick Forsyth, Doris Gercke and more. {#nodes}
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    R. Alexander "Sandy" McCall Smith, CBE, FRSE (born 24 August 1948), is a British-Zimbabwean writer and Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. In the late 20th century,...  more
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    Anders Bodelsen (born 1937) is a prolific Danish writer primarily associated with the 1960 new-realism wave in Danish literature, along with Christian Kampmann and Henrik Stangerup. Bodelsen prefers...  more
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    Andrea Maria Schenkel (born 21 March 1962 in Regensburg, West Germany) is a German writer. She published her debut novel Tannöd in 2006. Based on the Hinterkaifeck murder in the 1920s, Schenkel’s...  more
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    Andrew Taylor (born 14 October 1951) is a British author best known for his crime novels, which include the Lydmouth series, the Roth Trilogy and historical novels such as the best-selling The...  more
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    Anthony Berkeley Cox

    Anthony Berkeley Cox (5 July 1893 – 9 March 1971) was an English crime writer. He wrote under several pen-names, including Francis Iles, Anthony Berkeley and A. Monmouth Platts. ...  more
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    Anthony Price

    Alan Anthony Price (16 August 1928 – 30 May 2019) was an author of espionage thrillers. Price was born in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England. He attended The King's School, Canterbury and served...  more
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    Arnaldur Indriðason (pronounced [ˈartnaltʏr ˈɪntrɪðasɔn]; born 8 January 1961) is an Icelandic writer of crime fiction; most of his books feature the protagonist Detective Erlendur....  more
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    Barry Unsworth FRSL (10 August 1930 – 4 June 2012) was an English writer known for his historical fiction. He published 17 novels, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times, winning once...  more
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    Benjamin Charles Elton (born 3 May 1959) is a British-Australian comedian, author, playwright, actor and director. He was a part of London's alternative comedy movement of the 1980s and became a...  more
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    Brian Francis Wynne Garfield (January 26, 1939 – December 29, 2018) was an American novelist and screenwriter. He wrote his first published book at the age of 18 and wrote many novels under such pen...  more
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    Cornell George Hopley-Woolrich (December 4, 1903 – September 25, 1968) was an American novelist and short story writer who wrote using the name Cornell Woolrich, and sometimes the pseudonyms William...  more
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    David Guterson ( GUT-ər-sən; born May 4, 1956) is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, journalist, and essayist. He is best known as the author of the book Snow Falling on Cedars....  more
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    Doris Gercke

    Doris Gercke (born 7 February 1937 in Greifswald) is an award-winning German writer of crime thrillers. She also works under the nom de plume Mary-Jo Morell. ...  more
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    Elmore Leonard

    Elmore John Leonard Jr. (October 11, 1925 – August 20, 2013) was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. His earliest novels, published in the 1950s, were Westerns, but he went on...  more
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    Frederick McCarthy Forsyth, (born 25 August 1938) is an English author, journalist, spy, and occasional political commentator. He is best known for thrillers such as The Day of the Jackal, The...  more
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    Iain Pears

    Iain George Pears (born 8 August 1955) is an English art historian, novelist and journalist....  more
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    John Franklin Bardin (November 30, 1916 – July 9, 1981) was an American crime writer, best known for three novels he wrote between 1946 and 1948....  more
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    David John Moore Cornwell (19 October 1931 – 12 December 2020), better known by the pen name John le Carré, was a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and 1960s, he worked for both...  more
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    Julian Gustave Symons (originally Gustave Julian Symons) (pronounced SIMM-ons; 30 May 1912 – 19 November 1994) was a British crime writer and poet. He also wrote social and military history,...  more
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    Karin Fossum (born 6 November 1954) is a Norwegian author of crime fiction, often referred to as the "Norwegian queen of crime"....  more
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    Leonard Cyril Deighton (; born 18 February 1929) is a British author. Deighton is considered one of the top three spy novelists of his time (along with Ian Fleming and John le Carré). In addition he...  more
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    Leslie Thomas

    Leslie Thomas, OBE (22 March 1931 – 6 May 2014) was a Welsh author best known for his comic novel The Virgin Soldiers....  more
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    Maarten 't Hart (born 25 November 1944 in Maassluis) is a Dutch writer. Trained as a biologist in zoology and ethology at the University of Leiden, he taught that subject before becoming a full-time...  more
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    Manuel Vázquez Montalbán (14 June 1939 in Barcelona – 18 October 2003 in Bangkok) was a prolific Spanish writer: journalist, novelist, poet, essayist, anthologue, prologist, humorist, critic and...  more
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    Margaret Yorke (30 January 1924 – 17 November 2012), the pseudonym of Margaret Beda Nicholson (née Larminie), was an English crime fiction writer....  more