The Crime Writers’ Association

CWA Dagger Shortlists Announced

The 2022 shortlists for the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Dagger awards, which honour the very best in the crime-writing genre, have been announced. Created in 1955, the world-famous CWA Daggers are the oldest awards in the genre ...


Kate Ellis talks about third book in her Albert Lincoln trilogy

Former Dagger in the Library winner Kate Ellis is being interviewed online by UK Crime Book Club on Tuesday 18 May at 7pm. She'll be talking about The House of the Hanged Woman, the third in the Albert Lincoln trilogy set in the aftermath of World W...


An Evening with Cath Staincliffe

Celebrate National Crime Reading Month with award winning crime writer, Cath Staincliffe.   Cath is an award winning novelist, radio playwright and creator of TV Series Blue Murder. She published her first crime fiction novel, Looking for Trou...


Creating Authenticity in Fiction: Online Workshop with Saeida Rouass

Creating Authenticity in Fiction: Online Workshop with Saeida Rouass Whether you write historical, contemporary or fantasy fiction, creating a convincing backdrop for your story can be a challenge. This workshop will explore the various consideratio...


Crime at Catstrand

As part of National Crime Reading Month, crime novelist John Dean is to give a talk at Catstrand Arts Centre in New Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway, followed by a screening of classic crime film Brighton Rock. John, whose books regularly feature in ...


Writing in the Time of Covid: Panel with Jan Carson, Jarred McGinnis and Saeida Rouass

Writing in the Time of Covid: Panel with Jan Carson, Jarred McGinnis and Saeida Rouass Writers Jan Carson, Jarred McGinnis and Saeida Rouass discuss how they've found writing during the current pandemic. Has the Covid era changed how they write, and...


The Best Bit of Writing Advice I Was Ever Given by Morgan Cry

Gordon Brown aka Morgan Cry When I signed a two-book deal with Polygon back in 2019 under the new name of Morgan Cry, I was ecstatic. I delivered both books to the publisher by late 2019 and thought, what do I do now? I knew that there was editing a...


Screening of classic crime film Thief in Liverpool with talk

Dr Steven Powell will be giving an introductory talk before a special screening of Michael Mann's Thief (1981) at Picturehouse at FACT cinema in Liverpool on Saturday March 10th at 12 noon. It's a classic neo-noir film and is based on the very rare b...


Murder at The Word – Readers’ Day

A rare chance to meet all of Murder Squad (Ann Cleeves, Martin Edwards, Kate Ellis, Margaret Murphy, Chris Simms and Cath Staincliffe) at one event as well as forensics specialist Helen Pepper. Panel discussions and author talks for all crime reade...


Crime Panel – with Mark Hill, Anna Mazzola and Abir Mukherjee (chaired by Barry Forshaw)

This is first of a series of cracking crime events that we’re putting on for your entertainment to highlight some of the very best authors around right now. - Mark Hill – author of The Two O’Clock Boy - Anna Mazzola – author of The Unseei...


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