The Crime Writers’ Association

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...


Seven Writing Tips from Leigh Russell

Chair of the CWA Debut Dagger judges, Leigh Russell, has sold well over a million books. Writer’s Block The best cure for writer’s block is a deadline. If you’re not fortunate enough to have an external deadline set by a publisher, you can ...


The Art of Editing by John Dean

I have always said, somewhat glibly, that I dislike writing and love rewriting. There is an awful lot of truth in the statement and it comes home particularly when I have completed the first draft of a novel. I do derive some satisfaction from the in...


Review CWA Dagger-Shortlisted Titles

Did you know that the CWA have set up a website where people can leave reviews of the shortlisted books for the CWA Daggers 2017? http://daggerreads.co.uk/readers/ No prizes I’m afraid, but as it’s moderated, it’s especially nice to see your na...


Tickets Now On Sale for CWA Daggers Dinner on 25 October

All ten winners of this year’s CWA Daggers will be presented at a glittering black-tie occasion at the Grange City Hotel in Cooper’s Row, London at 6.30pm for 7pm on October 25. Everyone is welcome and many of the crime writing world’s most no...


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...


New Chair for the Crime Writers’ Association

The Crime Writers’ Association is pleased to announce that Victorian crime specialist Linda Stratmann was elected as its new Chair in April 2019 and takes over her duties immediately. Linda writes two fiction series, both set in Victorian times: th...


CWA Brings Writers, Venues and Book Groups Together in National Crime Reading Month in May

May will be a time for murder and mayhem as National Crime Reading Month (NCRM) makes a welcome return – and the organisers are urging writers and venues to become involved. NCRM, which has run for a number of years, is a unique literary festival t...


Robert Goddard to receive CWA Diamond Dagger 2019

The Crime Writers’ Association is delighted to announce that Robert Goddard is to receive the 2019 CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in British crime writing. The Dagger award recognises authors whose crime writing careers have been marked by ...


CWA appoints Maxim Jakubowski as Publishers’ Liaison Officer

Press Release from the Crime Writers’ Association February 2019 The Crime Writers’ Association has appointed Maxim Jakubowski as its first ever Publishers’ Liaison Officer. Jakubowski, who currently also serves as a CWA Vice Chair, takes up the...


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