The Anthony Awards are announced at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, the largest annual gathering of mystery fans, writers, booksellers and assorted other partners in crime. Both the award and the convention is named in honor of the late Anthony Boucher (William Anthony Parker White), a well- known writer, influential critic, and enthusiastic fan of the mystery genre.
1989 Bouchercon 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, Thomas Harris
Best First Novel
A GREAT DELIVERANCE, Elizabeth George
Best Paperback Original
SOMETHING WICKED, Carolyn Hart