The 61st annual Edgar Allan Poe Awards banquet was held at the Grand Hyatt on April 26 and achieved the near miracle of being a huge awards dinner that was fun â€” a rare occurrence indeed. The Mystery Writers of America named Stephen King the Grand Master for lifetime achievement, the group's highest award and one usually reserved for someone so old the writers feel they ought to present it before
Stephen King deserves all the awards in the world. All his writing is spectacular (not that there aren’t others that are as good or even better) and he has something special about his stories. They suck you in and never let you go.