The Crime Writers’ Association

Crime-writing festivals star in Radio4 Short Cuts

In the month that thousands of fiction fans head to Yorkshire for the Harrogate Crime Festival, this new short story series, Short Cuts, from BBC Radio 4 celebrates the very particular atmosphere of such festivals. It’s often said that there is...


The McIlvanney Prize Longlist Announced

LONGLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016 ‘I went to Bloody Scotland and I was just knocked out…. I’ve been at literary events where a lot of people have knives sticking out their back that they ...


Debut Dagger Webinar 11 November with ProWritingAid

Are you thinking about entering your story for the CWA Debut Dagger this year? The deadline isn’t until the end of February, but now’s the time to get ahead and start seriously working on your entry. Secretary of the CWA, editor Dea Parki...


Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival is Europe’s largest event dedicated to the celebration of crime fiction. Taking place annually over four days each July (20-23, 2017), the Festival programmes over 90 best-selling UK and internation...


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...


Daggers announced in glittering gala dinner evening

M.W. Craven has won the CWA Gold Dagger for his novel The Puppet Show. The Daggers, which were announced (24 October) at a glittering awards ceremony at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, London, are regarded by the publishing world as the foremost British aw...


Joffe Books New Publication Prize for Crime Writers of Colour

Joffe Books, in conjunction with bestselling crime writer Dorothy Koomson and literary agent Susan Yearwood, is seeking to discover a new crime fiction writer to join our bestselling list. We are launching a new writing prize for unagented crime fict...


Martin Edwards wins an Edgar

Martin Edwards, the CWA’s vice chair, has won the Best Biographical/Critical Edgar award for The Golden Age of Murder. The awards for mystery fiction, non-fiction and TV are made every spring by Mystery Writers of America. The term ‘Edgar...


First Monday

First Monday returns to Browns Court on St Martin’s Lane in London on June 5th with a cracking crime fiction panel including Ruth Ware, Abir Mukherjee, James Oswald and Imran Mahmood. This promises to be an absolutely fascinating discussion with ...


Bookshop of the Month – May 2022: Beccles Books

In conversation with Elly Griffiths  Beccles Books 1 Exchange House, Exchange Square, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 9HH Tel: 01502 716806 https://www.facebook.com/becclesbooks/ It’s 11 years since Lee Mason founded Beccles Books. He had been work...


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