CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

The broadest definition of the thriller novel is used for eligible books; these can be set in any period and include, but are not limited to, spy fiction and/or action/ adventure stories. Ian Fleming said there was one essential criterion for a good thriller – that “one simply has to turn the pages”; this is one of the main characteristics that the judges will be looking for.

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Judges

Each year our judges read, between them, over 600 submissions. The Ian Fleming Steel Dagger judges are an invincible lot and they do all that whilst balancing a Martini in one hand. It has to be… three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it over ice, and add a thin slice of lemon peel.

Corinne Turner

Corinne Turner

Chair CWA Ian Fleming Steel Judges

has managed and helped develop authors’ literary estates for nearly 30 years. She is Managing Director of Ian Fleming Publications Ltd and also owns and manages the literary estate of children’s author, Willard Price.

Ali Karim

Ali Karim

Judge

is the Assistant Editor of Shots eZine, writes and reviews for many crime/thriller magazines; an associate member of the CWA, ITW and PWA. He was awarded 2011 David Thompson Memorial Award and The Don Sandstrom Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Fandom in 2013 Bouchercon Albany.

Donna Moore

Donna Moore

Judge

Donna is an avid reader, writer and occasional reviewer of crime fiction. She is co-host of Crimefest and also does the programming for Magna cum Murder in Indiana. In her day job, she is an adult literacy tutor and is also currently undertaking a PhD.

Zoe Aquilina

Zoe Aquilina

Judge

Zoe began her career in the book trade as a bookseller before working for many years in the field of intellectual property and literary estate management. More recently, she worked for a leading literary agency before taking on the varied challenges of parenthood! Zoe now works as a freelance intellectual property consultant and editor.

Mark Lawson

Mark Lawson

Judge

is an English journalist, broadcaster and author, specialising in culture and the arts. He regularly moderates panels for events such as the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.

Marek Pruszewicz

Marek Pruszewicz

Judge

Marek Pruszewicz is on the board of Ian Fleming Publications. He was a senior editor in BBC News for nearly 20 years and a writer of history features for its website. He’s now director of communications for the International Planned Parenthood Federation, a global NGO.

 

 

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The nomination period for the CWA Daggers is now open

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

 

Title Author Publisher
The Dead Mark Oldfield Head of Zeus
Aurore Graham Hurley Head of Zeus
Codename Villanelle Luke Jennings John Murray Publishers
Panic Room Robert Goddard Bantam Press
Need to Know Karen Cleveland Bantam Press
The Midnight Line Lee Child Bantam Press
Line of Fire Andy McNab Bantam Press
I Know A Secret Tess Gerritsen Bantam Press
A Stranger in the House Shari Lepena Bantam Press
Fierce Kingdom Gin Phillips Doubleday
London Rules Mick Herron John Murray Publishers
Bluebird, Bluebird Attica Locke Serpent’s Tail
Safe Ryan Gattis Picador
The Upstairs Room Kate Murray-Browne Picador
Under the Sun Lottie Moggach Picador
Testimony Scott Turow Mantle
The Wife Between Us Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen Macmillan
The Collector Fiona Cummins Macmillan
The Saboteur Andrew Gross Macmillan
The Final Hour Tom Wood Sphere
The Spy’s Daughter Adam Brookes Sphere
Apostle Lodge Paul Mendelson Constable
Prey L.A. Larkin Constable
The Burnings Julian Lees Constable
The Red Cobra Rob Sinclair Bloodhound Books
The Child Finder Rene Denfeld Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Don’t Let Go Michel Bussi Weidenfeld & Nicolson
The Night Visitor Lucy Atkins Quercus Fiction
The Confession Jo Spain Quercus Fiction
The Memory Chamber Holly Cave Quercus Fiction
After I’m Gone Linda Green Quercus Fiction
The Other Woman Laura Wilson Quercus Fiction
To Kill the President Sam Bourne HarperFiction
Mississippi Blood Greg Isles HarperFiction
The Second Sister Claire Kendal HarperFiction
The Boy Who Saw Simon Toyne HarperFiction
The Force Don Winslow HarperFiction
House of Spies Daniel Silva HarperFiction
Copycat Alex Lake HarperFiction
In A Cottage in the Wood Cass Green HarperFiction
The Last Mrs Parrish Liv Constantine HarperFiction
The Good Daughter Karin Slaughter HarperFiction
The Echo Killing Christi Daugherty HarperFiction
Merlin at War Mark Ellis London Wall Publishers
The Good Assassin Paul Vidich No Exit Press

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