I cannot tell you how honored I am to be receiving this award. Not just for the body of my work (first short story published in Manhunt, February 1957), but also because Ed Hoch and his wife Pat were close friends of my late wife Judith and I for many years. Thank you so very much for selecting me for this first Golden Derringer.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Clark Howard accepts the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement
Notified that in May he was named the first recipient of the Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement, Clark Howard replied: