The Crime Writers’ Association

Two Vice Chairs for the CWA

In a move away from tradition, the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) has appointed not one but two Vice Chairs for the year 2017-2018. This follows Martin Edwards’ assumption of the role of Chair after serving as Vice Chair since 2015. The two new...


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...


Ann Cleeves to receive CWA Diamond Dagger

Ann Cleeves to receive CWA Diamond Dagger The Crime Writers’ Association is delighted to announce that Ann Cleeves is to receive the CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in British crime writing. The Dagger award recognises authors whose crime wr...


Martin Edwards Assumes CWA Chair

The Crime Writers’ Association is pleased to announce that crime novelist Martin Edwards has been elected as its new Chair and takes over his duties in January. Martin Edwards is the author of eighteen novels; the most recent is The Dungeon House. ...


Publishing industry grieves for Carole Blake

The CWA was saddened to hear of the death on 26 October of one of the country’s foremost literary agents, Carole Blake of Blake Friedmann. Many of our members will know Carole, and her energy, enthusiasm and expertise were renowned and celebrat...


Daggers longlists announced

The 2016 longlists for each Dagger have been announced. Each list can be viewed via the Daggers page....


CWA Daggers Awarded in Glittering Ceremony

All 10 winners of this year’s CWA Daggers were announced at a glittering black-tie occasion at the Grange City Hotel in Cooper’s Row, London on Tuesday October 11. The CWA Daggers, which are probably the awards crime writers and publishers alike ...


Dagger Reads ready for your reviews

The CWA Dagger Reads website at www.daggerreads.co.uk has been revamped and is ready to receive your reviews… Check out the reviews already there and add your own. A great way to get familiar with this year’s Dagger shortlists – the...


Man Booker Shortlist Includes Dagger-Listed Crime Novel

Fabulous news that the Man Booker Shortlist 2016 contains two books that can claim to be crime novels. Eileen, by Ottessa Moshfegh, is already shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger. The second crime novel, His Bloody Project, is by ...


Festival Season is Upon Us

Doesn’t matter where in the country you are, there’s lots of criminal good fun going on. Bloody Scotland in Stirling. Noirwich in Norwich. Chiswick Book Festival. Lincoln Book Festival. Hurst Festival. Plus events in London, Newcastle, Du...


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