Awards & Winners

Agatha Christie

Date of Birth 15-September-1890
Place of Birth Torquay
(United Kingdom, England, Devon, Torbay)
Nationality United Kingdom
Also know as Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller, Mary Westmacott, Christie Agatha, Agatha Mary Clarissa Mallowan, Christie, Agatha Wallace, Mrs. Max Mallowan, The Queen of Crime, Dame Agatha Christie, A. Christie, Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE, Dame Agatha Christie, DBE, Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Monosyllaba, Lady Mallowan, Dame Agatha
Profession Playwright, Poet, Screenwriter, Writer, Novelist
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigations of such characters as Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple and Tommy and Tuppence. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, The Mousetrap. Born into a wealthy upper-middle-class family in Torquay, Devon, Christie served in a hospital during the First World War, before marrying and starting a family in London. She was initially unsuccessful at getting her work published; but in 1920 The Bodley Head press published her novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles, featuring the character of Poirot. This launched her literary career. The Guinness Book of World Records lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 4 billion copies, and her estate claims that her works come third in the rankings of the world's most-widely published books, behind Shakespeare's works and the Bible. According to Index Translationum, Christie is the most-translated individual author - having been translated into at least 103 languages. And Then There Were None is Christie's best-selling novel with 100 million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery ever, and one of the best-selling books of all time. In 1971, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2013, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was voted the best crime novel ever by 600 fellow writers of the Crime Writers' Association.

Awards by Agatha Christie

Check all the awards nominated and won by Agatha Christie.


Nominations 1978 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Agatha Christie: An Autobiography


Edgar Award for Best Play
Honored for : Witness for the Prosecution
Edgar Grand Master Award

Nominations 1955 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Edgar Award for Best Play Witness for the Prosecution