The Crime Writers' Association

CWA Dagger Awards Gala Dinner

CWA Dagger Awards Dinner 2017 – The Crime-Writing Event of the Year

All ten of the prestigious CWA Daggers will be awarded at a glittering occasion attended by authors, publishers and agents. The Dinner is open to any crime-writing fan and non-members of the CWA.

Please book your ticket by Midnight on Sunday 8th October – see below for booking form.
If you can’t book by then but think you will want to come, please email


6.30pm for 7pm

This year we are very excited to announce our after dinner speaker will be the creator and writer of TVs Death in Paradise Robert Thorogood. Robert will be joined by Barry Forshaw, acclaimed crime fiction expert and author of Brit Noir, as Master of Ceremonies.

The winners of the Daggers including the Gold, the Ian Fleming Steel, the Endeavour Historical, and the Debut Dagger sponsored by Orion Books, will be announced on the night.

Guests will also be the audience to Ann Cleeves being presented with the elite Diamond Dagger.

To view the shortlists, as well as past awards, click here.

Booking your Place

To book your ticket(s), please complete the Booking Form and return to the CWA Administration Manager (details below).

Tickets cost £90 (exclusive of VAT). CWA Members receive a discounted ticket at £80 (exclusive of VAT).


We have secured a limited number of rooms at Grange City Hotel for dinner guests (£180 per room, including an English breakfast). If you wish to book, please contact for reservation information.

Contact Information

If you have any enquiries, or would like to return your booking form, please contact Hayley Owen.

Email –

Tel – 01787 221028

Post – The CWA, Peershaws, Berewyk Hall, White Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6 2QB


To view an overview of the shortlists please click here.

To view the shortlists and read a summary of the finalists please click here.