CWA Diamond Dagger Winners

To be announced

To be announced

Winner, 2016

Catherine Aird

Catherine Aird

Winner, 2015

Catherine Aird (born 1930) is the pseudonym of author Kinn Hamilton McIntosh. She was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, and is the author of more than twenty crime fiction novels and story collections. Her writings are similar to those of Vivien Armstrong, M C Beaton and Pauline Bell. Aird is creator of the Sloan and Crosby novels, set in the CID department of the fictional Berebury, West Calleshire, England. She served as Chairman of the Crime Writers’ Association from 1990-91. She holds an honorary M. A. from the University of Kent and received the M.B.E. for her services to the Girl Guide Association. She lives in England.
Simon Brett

Simon Brett

Winner, 2014

Simon Brett worked as a producer in radio and television before taking up writing full time. As well as the much-loved Fethering series, the Mrs Pargeter novels and the Charles Paris detective series, he has written a number of radio and television scripts. Married with three children, he lives in an Agatha Christie-style village on the South Downs. You can find out more about Simon at his website: www.simonbrett.com
Lee Child

Lee Child

Winner, 2013

Alison Joseph, CWA Chair, said:

“Lee Child’s stories are large-scale, heart-stopping thrillers, roaming across wide-open global spaces in the cause of thwarting evil. In Jack Reacher, Lee has created a hero like no other, beloved of millions of readers around the world. And his creator is just as well-loved. He is a delight to work with; loyal, straightforward, generous to readers and to new writers. He combines a successful philosophy about what it is to write best sellers with a huge amount of talent. We are delighted to award him the 2013 CWA Diamond Dagger.”

PROFILES TO FOLLOW!

  • 1986 – Eric Ambler
  • 1987 – P. D. James
  • 1988 – John le Carré
  • 1989 – Dick Francis
  • 1990 – Julian Symons
  • 1991 – Ruth Rendell
  • 1992 – Leslie Charteris
  • 1993 – Ellis Peters
  • 1994 – Michael Gilbert
  • 1995 – Reginald Hill
  • 1996 – H. R. F. Keating
  • 1997 – Colin Dexter
  • 1998 – Ed McBain
  • 1999 – Margaret Yorke
  • 2000 – Peter Lovesey
  • 2001 – Lionel Davidson
  • 2002 – Sara Paretsky
  • 2003 – Robert Barnard
  • 2004 – Lawrence Block
  • 2005 – Ian Rankin
  • 2006 – Elmore Leonard
  • 2007 – John Harvey
  • 2008 – Sue Grafton
  • 2009 – Andrew Taylor
  • 2010 – Val McDermid
  • 2011 – Lindsey Davis
  • 2012 – Frederick Forsyth
  • 2013 – Lee Child
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