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CWA to announce Dagger Shortlists at London reception on 26 July

The Crime Writers’ Association will announce shortlists for the 2017 Dagger awards at a drinks reception to be held at Waterstones, Piccadilly (Lower Ground Floor) from 6.30pm on Wednesday July 26.

Shortlists will be announced for the following CWA daggers:

  • Gold Dagger
  • Ian Fleming Steel Dagger
  • John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger
  • Endeavour Historical Dagger
  • International Dagger
  • Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction
  • Short Story Dagger
  • Debut Dagger, sponsored by Orion

Everyone is welcome to attend, although an email to is appreciated so we know numbers.

The CWA Dagger Shortlists are kindly sponsored by Hazchem Network Ltd, the UK’s only palletised distribution network for Dangerous Goods, and by CrimeFest, the international crime writing convention, which will be held 17-20 May in Bristol in 2018.

The CWA are now taking bookings for the Dagger Awards Dinner when the winners will be announced. The event takes place on Oct 26th at the Grange City Hotel, London. To book your tickets, please complete the booking form. For any enquiries, please contact