The Crime Writers’ Association

The submission deadline for the CWA DEBUT DAGGER is the 31st January 2015.

The submission deadline for the CWA DEBUT DAGGER is the 31st January 2015. For 15 years the CWA has been encouraging new writing with its Debut Dagger competition for unpublished writers. The submissions are judged by a panel of top crime editors and...


Dagger in the Library 2017 Longlist Announced

The longlist of the CWA 2017 Dagger in the Library was officially announced on the evening of February 6th at the First Monday crime writing meeting in London. The Dagger in the Library is a prize for a body of work by a crime writer that users of li...


CWA appoints its first Booksellers’ Champion

The Crime Writers’ Association has appointed leading Scottish author Aline Templeton as its first Booksellers’ Champion. In her new role, Aline will promote closer links between crime writers and booksellers of all kinds. Her appointment follows ...


CWA Daggers – Shortlists Announced

The Crime Writers’ Association announced the shortlists for this year’s Dagger awards for crime writing at an at an evening drinks reception held at Waterstones Piccadilly on Wednesday 26 July. The CWA Daggers, which are the probably the awards c...


In Memory of Helen Cadbury – by Marnie Riches

The world of crime fiction mourns one of its brightest and best this month. Those in the crime-writing community who were lucky enough to call Helen Cadbury a friend knew that she had secondary cancer. But we didn’t expect her to depart this world ...


Dagger in the Library 2017 Winner Announced

The winner of the CWA 2017 Dagger in the Library has been revealed: Mari Hannah. Mari said: ‘Membership of the Crime Writers’ Association links me to those who write and read crime fiction, essential for any author working in the genre. To re...


CWA to announce Dagger Shortlists at London reception on 26 July

The Crime Writers’ Association will announce shortlists for the 2017 Dagger awards at a drinks reception to be held at Waterstones, Piccadilly (Lower Ground Floor) from 6.30pm on Wednesday July 26. Shortlists will be announced for the following CWA...


National Crime Reading Month

June, and the CWA’s initiative sees plenty of crime-writing events taking place in many locations throughout the country. To find events in your area, do visit the National Crime Reading Month website where the events are listed by region. Any fest...


CWA Announce Longlists for Prestigious Crime Writing Daggers

The Crime Writers Association announced the much anticipated longlists for the annual Dagger awards at a reception during CrimeFest in Bristol on the evening of Friday 19 May. The Chair of the CWA, Martin Edwards, author of The Golden Age of Murder, ...


Crime Writers appoint Libraries Champion

The Crime Writers’ Association has appointed its first Libraries Champion, Ruth Dudley Edwards. Ruth and the CWA will work with libraries nationwide to support the public library network, promote the value of reading for people of all ages and from...


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