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New Chair for the CWA

At the CWA AGM on the 28th March 2015 L C Tyler was voted in as new Chair of the CWA.

L C (Len) Tyler is a British writer of comic crime fiction. His Elsie and Ethelred mysteries feature Ethelred Tressider, a crime writer, and Elsie Thirkettle, his literary agent. L. C. Tyler was raised in Essex and read geography at Jesus College, Oxford University before going on to study systems analysis at City University in London. He worked for the British Council in Malaysia, Sudan, Thailand and Denmark, before becoming Chief Executive of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, then a full-time writer. His Ethelred and Elsie series has twice been nominated for an Edgar Award in the US and The Herring in the Library won the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at Bristol Crimefest in 2011. He has published a number of short stories in magazines and anthologies, including the CWA’s Guilty Consciences. His latest crime series is set in the seventeenth century and features the lawyer, John Grey.

Martin Edwards is the new Vice Chair and Aly Monroe, Roger Forsdyke and Ruth Dudley Edwards join the Committee.

A huge thanks goes to outgoing Chair, Alison Joseph, as well as committee members Aline Templeton, Chris Simms and Imogen Robertson.