A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, September 25, 2015
9/25/41 EQMM dines at the Waldorf-Astoria
September 25, 1941. On this date Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine was announced to the world at a banquet at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Only a handful of surviving American magazines have lasted longer than EQMM. You can read a short history of it here. More than forty Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners have graced its pages. My favorite claim to fame: EQMM was the first American magazine to publish Jorge Luis Borges in English.