The Crime Writers’ Association

CWA Dagger Awards – Shortlist

The Crime Writers’ Association has unveiled the shortlisted authors for five categories in the 2015 Dagger awards during an official reception at this year’s CRIMEFEST in Bristol.   Authors, publishers and delegates assembled to hear the Dag...


CWA Dagger in the Library 2015

Eleven authors have today been longlisted for the CWA 2015 Dagger in the Library award, thanks to your votes. The longlist was compiled by YOU right and we’re thrilled that so many of you stopped by to vote for your three favourite authors. The res...


CWA Debut Dagger Longlist Announced

We are delighted to announce the long list for the CWA Debut Dagger 2015.                     The longlisted authors are: Kate Evans The Art of the Imperfect Nige...


New Chair for the CWA

At the CWA AGM on the 28th March 2015 L C Tyler was voted in as new Chair of the CWA. L C (Len) Tyler is a British writer of comic crime fiction. His Elsie and Ethelred mysteries feature Ethelred Tressider, a crime writer, and Elsie Thirkettle, his l...


Dagger in the Library

The Dagger in the Library is one of six highly prized CWA Dagger Awards, which have been awarded to crime writers since 1955. It is a unique literary award in that it offers a chance for readers to nominate their favourite British crime fiction autho...


CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition

Have you penned one of the murkiest, most deadly crime stories the nation has yet to be intrigued by? We’re looking for the best unpublished stories to send chills up the spines of our judges for this year’s Margery Allingham Short Story Competit...


CWA Diamond Dagger Winner 2015

The Crime Writer’s Association is delighted to announce that the recipient of this year’s prestigious Diamond Dagger is Catherine Aird. Following in the footsteps of luminaries such as Simon Brett, P.D James, Lee Child and Frederick Forsyth, Cath...


Jean McConnell

JEAN McCONNELL, a founder member of the Writers Guild and an Honorary Member of the Crime Writers Association, died on January 6th in Tunbridge Wells. Jean was also a Vice President and former Chair of the Society of Women Writers & Journalists ...


Daggers longlists announced

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


Festival Time!

There are plenty crime-writing and general book and literary festivals going on in June. They’re mentioned on the Crime Reading Month website above, but just to bring them to your attention: Crossing the Tees: http://www.crossingthetees.org Slaugh...


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