The Wolfe Pack's Literary Awards
Call for Submissions
2017 Black Orchid Novella Award
Send us your 15,000 to 20,000 word novella that celebrates the literary excellence of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe stories. Click the links below for full details and prize information.
2016 Literary Award Winners
The Wolfe Pack presented our Literary Awards at the Wolfe Pack's 39th Annual Black Orchid Banquet on December 3, 2016:
- The Nero Award: David C. Taylor for Night Life (A Forge Book Published by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC)
- Black Orchid Novella Award presented jointly by The Wolfe Pack and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine to celebrate the novella format popularized by Rex Stout:
Steve Liskow, a second time winner, for “Look What They’ve Done to My Song, Ma”
The Last Drive And Other Stories
by Rex Stout
Edited by Ira Brad Matetsky
A collection of Rex Stout stories never before available in book form
Published nearly a century ago, “The Last Drive,” the story that inspired Fer-de-lance, the first Nero Wolfe novel, is clever, charming, and absolutely baffling. In short, it is vintage Rex Stout. Never before published in book form, it and the other stories in this volume represent the early efforts of a modern genius.
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SAVE THE DATE:
Theatrical Production of
MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD
Wolfe Pack Trip to
Opening Night —June 23, 2017
Park Square Theatre,
St. Paul, MN
(trip details will be available soon)
Two years ago, The Wolfe Pack travelled to Saint Paul, Minnesota for opening night of the first legitimate play adaptation of one of the Nero Wolfe novels, The Red Box, adapted by Joseph Goodrich with permission of the Estate of Rex Stout. In addition to attending opening night, Wolfe Pack members were invited to a post-opening cocktail reception as well as a brunch with the playwright and some cast members the next day. This trip was rated as Very Satisfactory by all concerned. For photographs and play reviews, see the scrapbook pages.
From June 16 through July 30, 2017, the Park Square Theater in Saint Paul will be hosting another play adaptation by Joseph Goodrich of a Nero Wolfe novel, Might As Well Be Dead. Once again members of the Wolfe Pack will be present to enjoy the official opening night of the play on June 23 and related special events. Details of the Wolfe Pack trip will be posted on this site.