The Crime Writers’ Association

London Chapter Meeting June 22

The next meeting of the CWA London Chapter will be on Wednesday June 22nd at The Cittie of Yorke, High Holborn (north side), in the atmospheric Cellar Bar. Nearest underground Chancery Lane, some nearby streets have free parking after 6.30 p.m. Bar ...


CrimeFest

CrimeFest, a veritable smorgasbord of who's who in crime writing, is a four-day-long festival held in Bristol May 19-22. For details please see the CrimeFest website. There's a mindblowing programme and all for a very reasonable fee. The CWA will b...


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CWA authors in ‘Mug Shot’ video interviews through June

A newly-launched initiative designed to showcase crime writers will feature in National Crime Reading Month in June with four authors talking about their craft and the publishing industry. Launched in January, Mug Shots is run by Tall Tales Mysterie...


In-person book-signing event in California

On 21 August at 2pm Pacific Time, author Sheila Lowe will talk in person about what led her to write her latest Claudia Rose Forensic Handwriting mystery, #8, Dead Letters, and answer questions about handwriting. It's a free, i-person book signing...


Bouchercon

The World Mystery Convention is a nonprofit, all-volunteer US organization which holds an annual convention in honour of Anthony Boucher, the distinguished mystery fiction critic, editor and author. It is the world's premier event bringing together a...


CWA Daggers Announced

Chris Whitaker, Clare Mackintosh, Michael Robotham, Vaseem Khan and Peter May win 2021 CWA Daggers. The winners of the 2021 CWA Daggers, which honour the very best in the crime writing genre, have been announced. The prestigious Crime Write...


Gold Dagger

Gold Dagger This award is for the best crime novel by an author of any nationality, originally written in English and first published in the UK during the judging period. The broadest definition of the crime novel applies. Eligible books include thr...


New Frontiers in Forensics, Crime and Security: Forensic Outreach Conference

Royal Institution, Oct 18 Open to everyone, this event by Forensic Outreach is one the CWA is pleased to promote to crime writers and readers alike. Meet pioneering forensic scientists and detectives – the real-life versions of the characters yo...


New CWA Anthology Published 22 February

The Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) has released a new collection of crime stories written by its members. Music of the Night, edited by Martin Edwards, invited CWA authors to submit short stories on the theme of music. An array of award-winnin...


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