Tana French wins Edgar

<p>Tana French, whose second novel is due with Hodder in August, has one an Edgar Allan Poe Award for her d&eacute;but <em>In the Woods</em>.</p><p>Organised by the Mystery Writers of America organisation, the awards honour the best in mystery fiction, non-fition, television and film, and French, who has lived in Dublin since 1990, took the Best First Novel by an American Author. </p><p><strong>The other winners were (with their US publishers):</strong></p><p>BEST NOVEL <br />Down River by John Hart (St. Martin&#39;s Minotaur) </p><p>BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL <br />Queenpin by Megan Abbott (Simon &amp; Schuster) </p><p>BEST FACT CRIME <br />Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Vincent Bugliosi (W.W. Norton and Company) </p><p>BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL <br />Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower and Charles Foley (The Penguin Press) </p><p>BEST SHORT STORY <br />&quot;The Golden Gopher&quot; - Los Angeles Noir by Susan Straight (Akashic Books) </p><p>BEST JUVENILE <br />The Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh (Hyperion Books for Young Readers) </p><p>BEST YOUNG ADULT <br />Rat Life by Tedd Arnold (Penguin - Dial Books for Young Readers) </p><p>BEST PLAY Panic by Joseph Goodrich <br />(International Mystery Writers&#39; Festival) </p><p>BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY<br />&quot;Pilot&quot; - Burn Notice, Teleplay by Matt Nix (USA Network/Fox Television Studios)</p><p>BEST MOTION PICTURE SCREENPLAY <br />&quot;Michael Clayton&quot;, Screenplay by Tony Gilroy (Warner Bros) </p><p>ROBERT L FISH MEMORIAL AWARD <br />&quot;The Catch&quot; - Still Waters by Mark Ammons (Level Best Books)</p>