CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger

This award is for the best crime novel by a first-time author of any nationality first published in the UK in English during the Judging Period.

CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Judges

The John Creasey Judges are always on the look out for new talent and have a great track record for spotting the next big thing.

Maxim Jakubowski

Maxim Jakubowski

Chair CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Judges

worked for many years in book publishing as an editor and launched the Murder One Bookshop, which he owned and ran for over 20 years. He now writes, edits and translates full-time in London. The series The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime Volume, which he edited, has printed many winners of the CWA Short Story Dagger. His website is maximjakubowski.co.uk

Lilas Seewald

Lilas Seewald

Judge

Previously Editor in Chief for Crime & Thrillers at Fayard (Hachette Group), Lilas spent ten years working with diverse and prominent international authors. In recognition of her success , she was invited to take the helm at Bragelonne, France’s leading independent publishing house. Pursuing her passion for all things noir, Lilas works with a dedicated team to bring exciting new voices to print. With a roster that includes James Oswald, Johana Gustawsson, Joseph Finder, Steve Cavanagh and François Baranger, the Bragelonne noir imprint has quickly established itself as one of France’s leading imprints.

Dave Hutchinson

Dave Hutchinson

Judge

is an acclaimed London-based author whose two last novels EUROPE IN AUTUMN and EUROPE AT MIDNIGHT have been shortlisted for various prestigious awards. An ex-journalist, his just-about-futuristic thrillers deal with the hidden side of political reality. He has also edited various SF anthologies and published collections of his short stories.

Karen Robinson

Karen Robinson

Judge

Karen Robinson is the Editor of the Sunday Times. She also writes, on property, education, books, travel and food.

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Nominations for 2017/18 NOT YET OPENED

Only registered publishers are able to nominate in the CWA Dagger Awards. The 2017-2018 Daggers are for works published between April 01, 2017 to March 31, 2018 inclusive. The final deadline for submitting a work is February 28, 2018.

The nomination period for the CWA Daggers is now closed.

 

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