Mildred Wirt Benson

Awards and Honors

  • 1957 – Boys’ Life-Dodd, Mead prize for Dangerous Deadline.
  • 1973 – Amos Ives Root Award, Ohio Aviation Trades Association for articles on aviation.
  • 1989 – Ohioana Citation, Ohioana Library Association, for contributions to children’s literature.
  • 1993 – Person of the Week, ABC-TV’s World News Tonight.
  • 1993 – Honored by the University of Iowa (her alma mater) at its Nancy Drew Conference for Adults and Children.
  • Citation for Feature Writing, Ohio Newspaper Women’s Association.
  • 2000 – Agatha Award for Lifetime Achievement, Malice Domestic.
  • 2001 – Edgar Allan Poe Special Award, Mystery Writers of America.

Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2004.

Gale Database: Contemporary Authors

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