The Crime Writers’ Association


The CWA has a variety of contact points depending on the enquiry, so it’s very helpful if you can direct your message to the appropriate address. Please also remember that many of our officers are authors who volunteer their time, and allow a reasonable period for response.

General enquiries

For general enquiries and confidential matters concerning the CWA, its publications, chapters and operation, or if you’re seeking an author for your event/workshop/festival, please contact Secretary Dea Parkin: – 01787 221291


Non-members contact Membership Secretary Jess Faraday:
Members contact Administrator Sandra Foster: – 01787 221291

Dagger awards

For matters concerning the Diamond Dagger, Debut Dagger, and Dagger in the Library, contact the Secretary:

For all other Dagger Awards enquiries, including eligibility and nomination dates and processes, contact Dagger Liaison Officer Mike Stotter:

Other enquiries


Media, press &
Literary festivals and
National Crime Reading

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