The Crime Writers' Association

Get in touch

Please contact the appropriate CWA officer with your enquiry.

Who to contact when?

For both general and confidential matters concerning the CWA, its publications, chapters and operation, please contact the Secretary.
(NB Dea usually works Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays.)

For membership queries from non-members, please contact the Membership Secretary and/or the Secretary.

For matters connected to the Daggers, including eligibility and nomination dates and processes, contact Dagger Liaison – except for Diamond Dagger, Debut Dagger and Dagger in the Library when enquiries should be addressed to the Secretary.

For any other queries, including events, membership matters and financial issues, please contact Jade Valentine (Admin) or Keir Hughes (Accounts).

Festival organisers should contact

For urgent matters Admin is the best contact.


Website issues

If you have any problems viewing this site, please send as full a report as possible to the Secretary or Admin.


Looking for a speaker?

Do you need a speaker, panellist or tutor for your organisation, library, bookstore or writers’ or readers’ group?

The CWA keep a database of member authors who are happy to talk to such groups. We’d be delighted to put you in touch – contact or admin@the

Across the country there are also crime writers who have joined together into groups who would be delighted to come and speak to you.

Find a speaker