The Crime Writers’ Association

CWA Dagger Awards Dinner 2022 – Booking form

CWA Dagger Awards Dinner 2022 Booking form We are delighted to invite you to this year’s Daggers Awards Dinner on Wednesday 29 June at the Leonardo City Hotel on Cooper’s Row in London. Please complete the form below to book and an invoice a...


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....


Agatha Christie Centenary Celebration

BIRTHDAY PARTY WILL CELEBRATE A CENTURY OF CHRISTIE CREATIVITY Diary date: Thursday 15 September 2016 Dame Agatha Christie’s home town marks her birthday and the 100th anniversary of the completion of her first crime no...


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...


Daggers announced in glittering gala dinner evening

M.W. Craven has won the CWA Gold Dagger for his novel The Puppet Show. The Daggers, which were announced (24 October) at a glittering awards ceremony at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, London, are regarded by the publishing world as the foremost British aw...


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...


Traditionally Published membership

Join the CWA - Traditionally Published author membership Thank you for your interest in joining the CWA. Membership is subject to meeting the membership criteria and completing the application form does not guarantee membership. Please fill in your ...


Robert Goddard to receive CWA Diamond Dagger 2019

The Crime Writers’ Association is delighted to announce that Robert Goddard is to receive the 2019 CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in British crime writing. The Dagger award recognises authors whose crime writing careers have been marked by ...


Diamond Dagger winner 2015 to be announced

  “I value that brooch more than anything else I own apart from for my wedding ring.” – Sarah Paretsky, Diamond Dagger winner 2002   The Diamond Dagger is our award for lifetime achievement. It has been awarded every year...


CWA Daggers Longlists announced for 2022

The 2022 longlists for the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Dagger awards, which honour the very best in the crime-writing genre, have been announced. Created in 1955, the world-famous CWA Daggers are the oldest awards in the genre and...


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