The Crime Writers’ Association

Debut Dagger Tips: Greg Keen

  Words of advice from award-winning authors…   His day job involves training and coaching businesses to deliver barnstorming presentations and wow their clients, so it’s no wonder that Greg Keen was a natural storyteller. In 2015, he w...


Debut Dagger Tips: Joanne Spain

Joanne Spain’s life was changed by her decision to enter the CWA Debut Dagger competition in 2013. She credits her experience with the CWA contest with helping to shape her now-flourishing writing career. Now, having secured a two-book deal with Qu...


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...


Shortlisted Author Interviews

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CWA Daggers Open

The CWA Daggers 2016 are now open via our new, dedicated, website www.cwadaggers.co.uk...


National Crime Reading Month

In June there are lots of events going on all over the country – author talks, panels, books signings – even a murder mystery evening. Where do you find out what’s going on in your neck of the woods? Go to www.crimereadingmonth.co.uk – it’s...


CWA Dagger Results

The Crime Writers’ Association have revealed the winners of the 2015 Dagger Awards at their prestigious ceremony in London. Authors and publishers gathered at the Hotel Russell on Tuesday 30th June for the presentation, which marks the end of C...


CWA Dagger Longlists Announced

We are delighted to reveal the long listed authors for the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger, the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger and the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. The results were revealed mid-way through National Crime Reading Month and the shortli...


CWA announces new Treasurer

Belatedly (but no less importantly) we are delighted to announce Andrew Subramaniam as the CWA Honorary Treasurer. Andrew Subramaniam is a partner in HW Fisher & Company’s media group. As well as advising numerous authors and journalists, he ha...


CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition – Short List Announced

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition: Lesley Mace for Game Over Ruth Moore for River Endings Clare Littleford for A Short Walk on a Long Pier Mike Ripley for Ealing Comedy Christopher Fowler...


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