The Crime Writers’ Association

Society of Authors @Home – online events

The Society of Authors continue to offer a full programme of bookish events online - many of them for free! From 23 March until 1 April, the events include in conversation with translator Maureen Freely, crime writer and CWA member Dorothy Koomson, c...


Dagger Awards Live – online and free

This year, due to coronavirus restrictions, we can’t hold a posh dinner in London where we enjoy a convivial atmosphere, networking with the publishing industry and watching as each Dagger is announced. However, we can still entertain, and – we ...


Lindsey Davis talks online about latest Flavia Albia novel A Comedy of Terrors

Online through Sheffield Libraries on Monday 1 November at 7.30pm. Best-selling historical novelist Lindsey Davis discusses her latest crime novel, A Comedy of Terrors, set in Ancient Rome. The next book in the thrilling, immersive Flavia Albia ser...


The Entry Process

The Entry Process There are four kinds of Dagger, differentiated by how they are nominated. See below for an explanation of the different entry processes, and who may nominate for each Dagger. If you have any further questions please contact secret...


Come and Chat to CWA Oxford – via Zoom

The Crime Writers Association was founded in 1953 to support, promote and celebrate the crime writing genre. Would you like to chat to some of the CWA Oxford crime writers over a coffee or gin and tonic? All totally virtual, of course, but in every ...


Festival Time!

There are plenty crime-writing and general book and literary festivals going on in June. They’re mentioned on the Crime Reading Month website above, but just to bring them to your attention: Crossing the Tees: http://www.crossingthetees.org Slaugh...


Become a crime scene investigator for the day or night …

For all real -life crime fans and forensic science enthusiasts comes 4 exclusive events which reveal the wonders of forensic science in crime scene detection. Join eminent forensic scientists Tracy Alexander and Jo Millington as they guide you throu...


CWA Dagger Awards Terms and Conditions of Entry

CWA Daggers Terms and Conditions of Entry Three categories of people can nominate a title for the CWA Daggers. Approved publishers; Traditionally published authors whose book or title is published (not merely distributed) in the UK; ...


Debut Dagger Rules

Rules and Submission Guidelines CWA Debut Dagger 2022 The Debut Dagger, a competition organised by the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA), is aimed at debut writers. The CWA defines a debut writer for the purposes of this competition as a write...


Bookshop of the Month – December 2021: Griffin Books

Griffin Books in Penarth is one of those shops writers love to be invited to. It’s run by the amazing Mel Griffin who bought the shop nine years ago and turned it into a real community hub – with brilliantly run book events. What inspired you ...


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