The Crime Writers’ Association

The Awards Dinner

From 2016-2019 the Daggers Gala Dinner was held in London in October. A glamorous event, it was the must-attend function of the publishing season.

In 2020 and 2021, with the pandemic, this wasn’t possible and we held a virtual event called Daggers Live. Hundreds of people watched as we Zoomed live to writers’ homes and announced the winners.

We look forward to being able to hold a real-world event again. The timing for the awards is now in summer, as the Daggers’ schedule has been amended so that the awards and publication more closely align. Watch this space for more details.


Check out photos from the Daggers Dinner over the last few years.

We’ve provided a search function by year. If you’re looking for photos of a particular author but aren’t sure which year they won, see Past Winners. If you have other enquiries connected with the event, past or future, please contact .

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