The Nero Award is presented each year to an author for the best mystery written in the tradition of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe stories. It is presented at the Black Orchid Banquet, traditionally held on the first Saturday in December in New York City. The Nero Award celebrates literary excellence in the mystery genre.
- Marcia Clark, Guilt by Association
- Tess Gerritsen, The Silent Girl
- Anthony Horowitz, The House of Silk
- Paul McEuen, Spiral
- Dana Stabenow, Though Not Dead
- Persia Walker, Black Orchid Blues
Past winners have included Lawrence Block, Tess Gerritsen, Lee Child, and Martha Grimes, among many others.
The Wolfe Pack, the literary society that celebrates all things Nero Wolfe, also presents the Black Orchid Novella Award (BONA) in partnership with Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine to celebrate the Novella format popularized by Rex Stout. The BONA is also announced at the Black Orchid Banquet in December.
About the Wolfe Pack
The Wolfe Pack, founded in 1977, is a forum to discuss, explore, and enjoy the 72 Nero Wolfe books and novellas written by Rex Stout. The organization promotes fellowship and extends friendship to those who enjoy these great literary works of mystery through a series of events, book discussions, and a journal devoted to the study of the genius detective, Nero Wolfe, and his intrepid assistant, Archie Goodwin. The organization has more than 450 members worldwide.
To learn more, visit www.nerowolfe.org or send mail to Jane K. Cleland at NeroAwardChair@nerowolfe.org.