The Crime Writers’ Association

First Monday Crime Writing Special in London Feb 6

First Monday is a monthly crime fiction/thriller social night held in Central London. A mix between a social evening and a literary festival panel, First Mondays offer the crime fiction community – readers, writers and industry professionals – a place to meet, enjoy each other’s company and hear about the latest and most interesting crime fiction around.

The CWA are very pleased to support the First Monday crime-writing events. On Monday February 6th, we will be using the occasion to announce the 2017 Longlist for the Dagger in the Library – the only major crime writing award nominated exclusively by library staff. The Dagger in the Library is a prize for a body of work by a crime writer that users of libraries particularly admire.

In February, First Monday, which begins at 6.30pm in the Courtrooms at Browns Brasserie, will as usual host a panel discussion, this month chaired by Barry Forshaw (Brit Noir etc). Endeavour Historical Dagger winner from 2016, David Young with Stasi Child, will be on the panel together with Steph Broadribb, Sheena Kamal and one other author to be announced.

There is a small entry charge (£7), which includes a glass of wine compliments of Goldsboro Books, and 50% of the revenue for the evening goes to the participating authors and the chairperson. Books by the authors will be sold by Goldsboro.

The evenings begin at 6.30pm on the first Monday of each month with different chairs and panels.

On February 6 it will be held as usual in the Courtrooms at Browns Brasserie, 82-84 St. Martins Lane, London WC2N 4AG (nearest Tubes: Leicester Square, Charing Cross).

Anyone interested in supporting the evening, or to propose an author for future panels, please contact:

For more information and to book tickets:

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