The Crime Writers’ Association

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 ...


First Monday Crime Writing Special in London Feb 6

First Monday is a monthly crime fiction/thriller social night held in Central London. A mix between a social evening and a literary festival panel, First Mondays offer the crime fiction community – readers, writers and industry professionals – a ...


An Evening of Cyber-Espionage with Antony Johnston – was 28 February, now 15 March

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO BAD WEATHER THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY 15 MARCH An Evening of Cyber-Espionage with Antony Johnston Presented by Imagined Things & Destination Venus Antony will read from his acclaimed new spy thriller...


Daggers Announced Online in Daggers Live!

CWA Dagger Awards 2020 Winners Announced Michael Robotham, Lou Berney, Trevor Wood, Casey Cep, and Abir Mukherjee win 2020 CWA Dagger awards. The winners of the 2020 CWA Daggers, which honour the very best in the crime writing genre, were announced ...


The Big Read with Mari Hannah

Big Read Celebrates Ian Rankin in Landmark Year The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival is on tour this summer with its ninth Big Read, hosting free reading group events across Yorkshire. The 2017 Big Read is Ian Rankin’s breakthrough R...


CWA Daggers Announced

Chris Whitaker, Clare Mackintosh, Michael Robotham, Vaseem Khan and Peter May win 2021 CWA Daggers. The winners of the 2021 CWA Daggers, which honour the very best in the crime writing genre, have been announced. The prestigious Crime Write...


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In-person book-signing event in California

On 21 August at 2pm Pacific Time, author Sheila Lowe will talk in person about what led her to write her latest Claudia Rose Forensic Handwriting mystery, #8, Dead Letters, and answer questions about handwriting. It's a free, i-person book signing...


CWA authors in ‘Mug Shot’ video interviews through June

A newly-launched initiative designed to showcase crime writers will feature in National Crime Reading Month in June with four authors talking about their craft and the publishing industry. Launched in January, Mug Shots is run by Tall Tales Mysterie...


The Entry Process

The Entry Process There are four kinds of Dagger, differentiated by how they are nominated. See below for an explanation of the different entry processes, and who may nominate for each Dagger. If you have any further questions please contact secret...


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