The Eye

Winners of The PWA Lifetime Achievement Award

The Eye, the Private Eye Writers of America‘s Lifetime Achievement award, was first presented in 1982. It isn’t given out every year, but then again, they don’t just bestow it on anyone…

1982
Ross Macdonald

1983
Mickey Spillane

1984
William Campbell Gault

1985
Howard Browne

1986
Richard S. Prather

1987
Bill Pronzini

1988
Dennis Lynds, Wade Miller

1989
No award given

1990
No award given

1991
Roy Huggins

1992
Joseph Hansen

1993
Marcia Muller

1994
Stephen J. Cannell

1995
John Lutz, Robert B. Parker

1996
No award given

1997
Stephen Marlowe

1998
No award given

1999
Maxine O’Callahan

2000
Edward D. Hoch

2001
No award given

2002
Lawrence Block

2003
Sue Grafton

2004
Donald E. Westlake (Tucker Coe)

2005
Sara Paretsky

2006
Max Allan Collins

2007
Stuart M. Kaminsky

2008
Joe Gores

2009
Robert J. Randisi

2010
Robert Crais

2011
Ed Gorman

2012
No award given

2013
Loren D. Estleman

2014
No award given

2015
Parnell Hall

2016
S.J. Rozan

2017
Jerry Kennealy

2018
Walter Mosley

2019
No award given

2020
No award given

2021
Michael Z. Lewin

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