The Crime Writers’ Association

CWA Strengthens Connections between Crime Writers and Literary Festivals with Appointment of Festival Liaison Officers

The Crime Writers’ Association has announced that it has created the role of Festival Liaison Officer. Isabelle Grey and William Shaw will share the role, which is intended to strengthen connections between fellow crime writers and literary and art...


Time to Get Crime Writing for Prestigious CWA Competitions

Two crime writing competitions are open now. 1)The CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition Not to be missed for lovers of short-story writing – and being shortlisted for this renowned competition brings attention and prestige to the writing C...


Librarians Asked to Nominate Authors for CWA Dagger in the Library 2019

Libraries are now voting for the winner of the Dagger in the Library 2019, after Martin Edwards carried off the award in 2018. The CWA’s Dagger in the Library is a prize for a body of work by a crime writer that users of libraries particularly admi...


Fabulous Xmas Fun

The CWA Christmas party went with a swing at Somers Town Coffee House on Wednesday 5th. Were you there? If not, you missed a ball but if so, maybe you’re in one of the photos below… Photos courtesy of Gary Stratmann – thanks, Gary!  ...


CWA Dagger Awards Dinner 2018 Amazing Success

The CWA Dagger Awards 2018 was a sumptuous event full of glamour, with the glitterati of the crime publishing world in attendance: publishers, agents and especially authors. It was tense and nerve-wracking as the shortlists were read out, and terrifi...


CWA Dagger Winners to be Announced at Awards on Oct 25

For readers of crime – now officially the UK’s most popular genre of fiction – the CWA Daggers are the book awards to really sharpen your appetite. Ten Daggers are given away at a glittering black-tie dinner and the cream of the publishing indu...


CWA Appoints New Champions for Libraries

The Crime Writers’ Association has appointed new Libraries Champions based in England, Scotland and Wales. The trio take over from Ruth Dudley Edwards, the CWA’s very first Libraries Champion. The new champions are crime writers Priscilla Masters...


CWA Dagger Shortlists 2018

The Crime Writers’ Association announced the shortlists for the prestigious annual Dagger awards for crime writing at an evening reception at Daunt Books, Cheapside, London, on Wednesday 25 May. The shortlists provide some interesting duplications....


CWA’s Margery Allingham Short Story Competition to Continue

The Margery Allingham Society has agreed with the Crime Writers’ Association that the popular short mystery competition will run for at least another five years, until 2024. The Society, set up to honour and promote the writings of the great Golden...


CWA Announce Longlists for Prestigious Crime Writing Daggers – SHORTLISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED 25 JULY

STOP PRESS: CWA Dagger Shortlists to be announced at a 6.30pm reception at Daunt’s bookshop, Cheapside, London EC2V 6AX on 25 July. Book your place: admin@thecwa.co.uk. Free entry. The Crime Writers Association announced the much anticipated lo...


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