The Crime Writers’ Association

Liverpool Noir with Kate Ellis and Barry Forshaw

Join us for an evening discussing Liverpool-Noir in the company of some of Liverpool's finest crime writers. Hosting the evening is author, broadcaster and journalist Barry Forshaw who we are thrilled to welcome back to his home city. Barry will be j...


No Better Place to Be in May than CrimeFest

CrimeFest. One of the UK's most loved crime-writing festivals. CrimeFest is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. Drawing top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers ...


Cath Staincliffe at Wirral Bookfest

Cath Staincliffe talks about the real life sparks that inspire her books. Cath Staincliffe talks about the real life sparks that inspire her moving and engrossing books such as Letters to My Daughter’s Killer, Half the World Away and The Girl in t...


2022 CWA Dagger Awards Announced

Ray Celestin, MW Craven, Janice Hallett and Mark Billingham awarded 2022 CWA Daggers. The winners of the 2022 CWA Daggers, which honour the very best in the crime writing genre, have been announced. [For photos of the event, see: https://thecw...


The Victorian Fear of Poison Murder

In the nineteenth century the prospect of being poisoned was a very real fear, and the poisoner has frequently been denounced as the worst kind of criminal. Poison is secret and treacherous, administered by someone close to the victim, hidden in food...


Edinburgh Delegates to Receive Rewards Passport

A new benefit for delegates to the CWA Annual Conference has been announced - they will automatically receive a special Edinburgh Rewards Passport. Launched by Convention Edinburgh, the Passport rewards conference delegates with special offers and v...


The CWA launches 2016 Dagger In The Library nominations

The Crime Writers’ Association has asked book lovers across the nation to nominate their favourite crime authors for the 2016 Dagger In The Library award. This literary prize is a unique part of the Dagger Awards because the nominations are mad...


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Crime Writers Galore at Hwyl Llandeilo

The Hwyl Llandeilo LitFest boasts a terrific programme, set in different venues in Llandeilo, a lovely setting in rural Carmarthenshire. CWA members include Sherlockian expert David Stuart Davies, with his 'The Game's Afoot'; Rob Gittins and also T...


The CWA, CrimeFest 2019 and Libraries

The CWA works with libraries. CrimeFest works with libraries. CrimeFest works with the CWA. It all adds up to a very successful story. Or perhaps, a thousand… CrimeFest’s Library Giveaway Organised by the Crime Writers’ Association, the month...


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