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Martin Edwards Assumes CWA Chair

The Crime Writers’ Association is pleased to announce that crime novelist Martin Edwards has been elected as its new Chair and takes over his duties in January.

Martin Edwards is the author of eighteen novels; the most recent is The Dungeon House. Last year, The Golden Age of Murder, his study of the genre between the wars, won the Edgar, Agatha, H.R.F. Keating and Macavity awards, and was shortlisted for the Anthony award and the CWA Gold Dagger for non-fiction. He is series consultant to the British Library’s Crime Classics and is also President of the Detection Club. His other awards include a CWA Dagger and the CWA Margery Allingham Prize.

Martin said: “I’m delighted to become Chair of a thriving association, which now has more members, here and overseas, than ever before. It’s an honour to follow in the footsteps of Len Tyler, who has worked tirelessly for the CWA, and many other distinguished writers including Dick Francis, Ian Rankin, and Peter James.”