The Crime Writers' Association

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Read our  Agent’s column written as from May 2018 by Kate Nash of the Kate Nash Literary Agency.

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The Debuts

The Debut Dagger Gave Me a Career… by M W Craven

The CWA Debut Dagger competition gave me a career. I can draw a direct evolutionary line from being shortlisted in 2013 to the two-book deal I signed with Little, Brown in January 2017. Being on the shortlist opened a door with my first publisher Caf...

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