The Anne Friedberg Award For Contributions To Noir And Its Preservation is honored to recognize every year the newest recipient whose work reflects the scholarly and theoretical noir work within film, television, literature, and/or cinema.

Nominees are reviewed each year to make sure they are participating and cultivating new and engaging theories and thoughts about noir within varying visual and audio experiences while drawing on philosophical and theoretical source materials.

This year we celebrate Sarah Weinman as the 2022 recipient for her efforts within the publishing medium for maintaining the time honored tradition of noir.

The appreciation of art can make a sucker out of those who forget the darkness of real life.
Sarah Weinman, 2022 Winner Of The Anne Friedberg Award For Contributions To Noir And Its Preservation

Sarah Weinman is the author of Scoundrel, published by Ecco/HarperCollins and Knopf Canada on February 22, 2022. She is also the author of The Real Lolita: A Lost Girl, An Unthinkable Crime, and a Scandalous Masterpiece, which was named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, BuzzFeed, The National Post, Literary Hub, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Vulture, and won the Arthur Ellis Award for Excellence in Crime Writing. She also edited Unspeakable Acts: True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit & Obsession (Ecco), winner of the Anthony Award for Best Nonfiction/Critical Work; Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s (Library of America); and Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives (Penguin).

Sarah Weinman’s Official Website