CWA International Dagger
This award is for crime novels (defined by the broadest definition including thrillers, suspense novels and spy fiction) as long as the book was not originally written in English and has been translated into English for UK publication during the Judging Period.
CWA International Dagger Judges
Our judges are gathered, not from the four corners of the world but rather the four corners of academia.
Chair CWA International Dagger Judges
also known by her pen name Julia Lisle, is a British author and cookery writer. From 1978, Laurence began to write cookery articles for Country Life and the The Daily Telegraph. Laurence’s first crime novel, ‘A Deepe Coffyn’, was published in 1989, the first of ten contemporary novels featuring cookery writer Darina Lisle and policeman William Pigram. Laurence was the 1998/1999 Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association,and has been Chair of a number of CWA award judging panels including in 2007 and 2008 for the CWA Ellis Peters Award for best Historical Crime Novel and since 2013 for the CWA International Dagger.
Having studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at university, Ian worked as an archaeologist before starting a second-hand book business in Cambridge. Thirty years ago he trained as a Jungian psychoanalyst and has found extensive reading of crime fiction an ideal complement to clinical practice.
retired recently from her Chair at the Université Paris-Sorbonne-Cité (Diderot), having previously taught at the universities of London, Sussex, Leeds, and Cambridge. She has published many articles and reviews on a variety of topics including medieval literature, Shakespeare, and crime fiction, which she reviews for the Times Literary Supplement. She will now teach crime fiction at the National Humanities Center in the US and for the Institute of Continuing Education at Cambridge.
Dr. Kasia Boddy
has published books and articles on a variety of subjects including boxing, geraniums and American fiction and culture. Her reviews of crime novels have appeared in the Telegraph, the Guardian and other newspapers. She teaches American literature at Cambridge University.
The nomination period for the CWA Daggers is now OPEN
Only registered publishers are able to nominate in the CWA Dagger Awards.
The 2018-2019 judging period is April 01 2018 to March 31, 2019 inclusive.
The final deadline for submitting a work is February 28, 2019.
Please view the new T&C link at the bottom of the page.
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|The Thin Blue Line||Christoffer Carlsson||Michael Gallagher||Scribe UK|
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