The Crime Writers’ Association

Margery Allingham Short Mystery Competition

The Margery Allingham Short Mystery Competition2022 winner Scott Hunter Locked In Only able to see and hear, with communication limited to blinks or finger-taps, Helen aged 101 is at the mercy of a killer. A bed-bound stroke victim, she still has u...


Festival Time!

There are plenty crime-writing and general book and literary festivals going on in June. They’re mentioned on the Crime Reading Month website above, but just to bring them to your attention: Crossing the Tees: http://www.crossingthetees.org Slaugh...


Become a crime scene investigator for the day or night …

For all real -life crime fans and forensic science enthusiasts comes 4 exclusive events which reveal the wonders of forensic science in crime scene detection. Join eminent forensic scientists Tracy Alexander and Jo Millington as they guide you throu...


Come and Chat to CWA Oxford – via Zoom

The Crime Writers Association was founded in 1953 to support, promote and celebrate the crime writing genre. Would you like to chat to some of the CWA Oxford crime writers over a coffee or gin and tonic? All totally virtual, of course, but in every ...


CWA Dagger Awards – Shortlist

The Crime Writers’ Association has unveiled the shortlisted authors for five categories in the 2015 Dagger awards during an official reception at this year’s CRIMEFEST in Bristol.   Authors, publishers and delegates assembled to hear the Dag...


After 20 years, would-be crime novelists find it more rewarding than ever to enter the CWA Debut Dagger Competition

Amended 8.12.17 The CWA Debut Dagger for the opening of a crime novel, established in 1998, is renowned within the crime writing world as a way for unpublished authors to get known, with former winners and shortlisted entrants going on to win publish...


Slaughter in Southwold Crime Writers Festival Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June

2017 marks the fifth annual ‘Slaughter in Southwold’ festival featuring talks by a number of top crime writers as well as other crime themed activities. This year’s packed programme features Elly Griffiths, M.J. Arlidge, Isabelle Grey, Harry B...


Edit your author profile(s)

Edit author profiles Use this page to update your author profile. The same profile will be used on both the CWA and CRA websites. Remember to use specific terms in your biography text, such as character names, sub-genres, or time periods so that rea...


WRITING WORKSHOP IN BRONTE COUNTRY WITH FRANCES BRODY

Join writer Frances Brody to explore the different approaches to writing a crime novel, with practical advice on creating characters, shaping plots and finding the right setting. There will be writing exercises to stretch your imagination and sharpen...


The Board

The Board The Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) is a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales (no. 3495776). It’s a non-political, non-sectarian body. Our primary objective is to promote the prestige and appreciation of...


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