The Crime Writers' Association

2020 Longlists

The 2020 CWA Dagger Longlists will be announced online on Friday 5 June.

The Daggers

The CWA Dagger Awards are the premier literary crime writing awards in the United Kingdom. Our 11 Daggers are (mainly) nominated by publishers and judged by industry professionals. For details of each Dagger, eligibility for submission and a list of previous winners and shortlisted authors, see below. The deadline for nominations (unless otherwise stated) is 29 February 2020.

The Debut Dagger – for the opening of an unpublished crime novel by an unagented and unsigned author – is self-nominated by authors. The deadline for the Debut Dagger is 29 February 2020. To help promote this unrivalled opportunity for new writers, please download and circulate the posters below.

View the winners archive