The Crime Writers’ Association

Cath Staincliffe discusses assisted dying in ‘The Kindest Thing’

Women in the Law UK Bookclub, online on Friday 5 November at 7pm. Bestselling author Cath Staincliffe discusses her cutting edge novel, The Kindest Thing in an online book club event hosted by Barrister at Law, author and founder of Women in the La...


Kate Ellis headlines at Crediton Literary Festival with a crime focus

A one-day Literary Festival on Saturday 5 June presented online via Zoom. Sixteen authors are speaking on a range of genres throughout the day, with a 10pm crime panel, Victoria Dowd at 1.30pm and Kate Ellis headlining in the afternoon. Tickets are f...


The Board

The Board The Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) is a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales (no. 3495776). It’s a non-political, non-sectarian body. Our primary objective is to promote the prestige and appreciation of...


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...


CWA Launch High Profile National Crime Reading Month

Ian Rankin, Anthony Horowitz, Elly Griffiths and Vaseem Khan announced as new ambassadors for NCRM The Crime Writers’ Association launches National Crime Reading Month (NCRM) this June – a major initiative designed to celebrate the genre and g...


Dagger Shortlists Announced

A debut novel is up against one of Britain’s biggest and most celebrated authors for the crime novel of the year. The 2021 shortlists for the prestigious CWA Dagger awards, which honour the very best in the crime writing genre, have been announced....


Cultural Appropriation in Literature & Writing across Cultural Boundaries

On Dec 7 @ 7pm GMT the CWA will host Dagger-winning author Vaseem Khan as he brings his Arts Council-sponsored diversity project to a close with an online presentation and Q&A. It will also see the launch of a downloadable PDF of the guidelines f...


CWA Dagger Awards – Shortlist

The Crime Writers’ Association has unveiled the shortlisted authors for five categories in the 2015 Dagger awards during an official reception at this year’s CRIMEFEST in Bristol.   Authors, publishers and delegates assembled to hear the Dag...


Join the CWA

Join the CWA Who can join? We offer full membership for those in the UK and overseas who have had published a full length work of crime fiction or non-fiction, and provisional membership for those who have a contract from a recognised publishing ho...


AGM 2022

AGM 2022 Our AGM took place on 28 May. The minutes of the AGM 2021 (as in the Annual Report 2021) were approved, together with the Chair's annual report on 2021 and the Treasurer's report and accounts for the year. Maxim thanked committee memb...


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