Walter Mosley has won the 2020 Falcon Award for his novel Down the River Unto the Sea.
The award is given by the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan for the best hardboiled/private eye novel published in Japan in the previous year.
The winning author receives a certificate of merit and a falcon sculpture crafted in wood.
The Maltese Falcon Society was founded in San Francisco in 1981, and later added chapters in New York and Japan. The Japanese chapter is the last one still active, and holds meetings in Tokyo and Osaka.