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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
|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|
|The Upstairs Room||Kate Murray-Browne||Picador|
|Under the Sun||Lottie Moggach||Picador|
|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|
|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|
|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|