Awards & Winners

Paul Collins

Date of Birth 12-January-1969
Place of Birth Perkiomenville
(Montgomery County, Pennsylvania)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Writer, Editor
Paul Collins is an American writer, editor and associate professor of English at Portland State University, in Portland, Oregon. He is best known for his work with McSweeney's and The Believer, as editor of the Collins Library imprint for McSweeney's Books, and for his appearances on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon. His own books deal primarily with quirky forgotten figures from history, sometimes interwoven with memoir. Damian Kulash of the band OK Go has stated that the chapter in Collins' book "Banvard's Folly" about Augustus Pleasonton's patent on blue light led to them naming their third album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky.

Awards by Paul Collins

Check all the awards nominated and won by Paul Collins.


Nominations 2014 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery


Nominations 2012 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars