The Crime Writers’ Association

CWA Dagger Awards Dinner

Thursday 25 October

Grange City Hotel, 8-14 Cooper’s Row, London EC3N 2BQ

7pm – late


The publishing world gathers to celebrate the very best in crime writing. Whether your interest is professional or simply through a love of crime fiction or non-fiction, you’re very welcome to join us – tickets and details are available from .

This year’s winner of the prestigious CWA Diamond Dagger, Michael Connelly, will be awarded with the stunning trophy at the glittering ceremony.

The winners of the following CWA Daggers will be announced at the event:

Gold Dagger

Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger

Historical Dagger

International Dagger

ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction

Short Story Dagger

Dagger in the Library

Debut Dagger


The after-dinner speaker is Jude Tindall, co- creator of TV’s Shakespeare & Hathaway and writer for Father Brown, and Master of Ceremonies is the erudite and witty crime fiction expert Barry Forshaw, author most recently of Historical Noir.

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Every year, tickets sell out faster and faster – so please don’t leave it too late. Booking deadline is 4 October. Ticket prices for non-CWA members are £108.


Grateful thanks to our sponsors:

Ian Fleming Publications

Ian Fleming Publications Ltd is the Fleming family-owned company that looks after the James Bond literary brand, by promoting and making available all of Ian Fleming’s 007 books across the world. They also keep the brand alive through the publication of new stories by other authors such as Anthony Horowitz.


The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is a not-for-profit organisation for the benefit of all types of writers. Owned by its members, ALCS collects money due for secondary uses of writers’ work. It is designed to support authors and their creativity, ensure they receive fair payment, and see their rights are respected. It promotes and teaches the principles of copyright and campaigns for a fair deal. Today it represents over 95,000 members, and since 1977 has paid over £450 million to writers.



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