Dagger in the Library 2012
Dagger in the Library 2013
Belinda Bauer has won this year’s CWA Dagger in the Library. Mobeena Khan, who chaired this year’s judges, made the announcement at the CWA Gala Awards Dinner held at Kings Place in London.
Bauer impressed the judges again this year with her fourth novel, Rubbernecker: “A consummate storyteller, she hooks the reader in right from the beginning and doesn’t let go.”
Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa. She has worked as a journalist and screenwriter and her script The Locker Room earned her the Carl Foreman/Bafta Award for Young British Screenwriters. With her first novel, Blacklands, Belinda won the CWA Gold Dagger in 2010. Her second and third novels, Darkside and Finders Keepers, were highly acclaimed, and she was shortlisted for the Dagger in the Library Award last year.