CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction

This award is for any non-fiction work on a crime related theme by an author of any nationality as long as the book was first published in the UK in English during the Judging Period. This award encompasses, though is not limited to, non-fiction works relating to true crime, historical crime, crime-related biography and crime-fiction literature.

The Judges

Each year our judges, who between them, have a wealth of knowledge of crime related non-fiction work, and like crime scene officers, carefully select the winner from the wide range of books submitted.

Phillip Gooden

Phillip Gooden

Voting Chair of the judges.
His historical novels include the Nick Revill series, set in Elizabethan London, and a Victorian sequence. He also writes books on language, including Who’s Whose? and Faux Pas?, which won the English Speaking Union award for the best English Language book of 2006. He was Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association in 2007-8.

Helen Pepper

Helen Pepper

Judge

her first job was with the Forensic Science Service. She later moved on to become a scene of crime officer with West Yorkshire Police. She was appointed a senior scientific support officer with Durham Constabulary, and later forensic trainer, then acted as Head of Crime Scene Investigation before leaving Durham to join Teesside University. She advises crime authors and TV script writers on forensic and crime scene matters.

Carol Anne Davies

Carol Anne Davies

Judge

is the author of nine true crime books, the latest of which is Masking Evil. She has also authored seven novels, the latest being the kindle-only Near Death Experience. She regularly contributes in-depth features to Serial Killer Quarterly. Her website can be found at www.carolannedavis.co.uk

Vanessa Thorpe

Vanessa Thorpe

Judge

has worked in national Sunday newspapers, covering culture, heritage, media, politics and entertainment, after a training in local newspapers. Following three years at the The Independent on Sunday she joined The Observer as Arts and Media Correspondent in 1999. She also writes features, reviews and profiles for her newspaper and is a fan of crime fact and crime fiction. Read her work here:http://www.theguardian.com/profile/vanessathorpe

Kate Godsmark

Kate Godsmark

Judge

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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.
The 2017-2018 judging period is for works published between April 01, 2017 to March 31, 2018 inclusive.
The final deadline for submitting a work is February 28, 2018.

 

 

Title Author Publisher
Out of Thing Air Anthony Adeane Riverrun
Mile End Murder Sinclair McKay Arum
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Mike Ripley HarperCollins
Killers of the Flower Moon David Grann Simon & Schuster
Rex v Edith Thomson Laura Thompson Head of Zeus
The Traitors Josh Ireland John Murray Publishers
Hotel Scarface Roben Farzad Bantam Press
American Radical Tamer Elnoury with Kevin Maurer Bantam Press
Faster, Higher, Farther Jack Ewing Bantam Press
Killing Goldfinger Wensley Clarkson Quercus
American Heiress: The Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst Jeffrey Toobin Profile Books
Operation Chaos Matthew Sweet Picador
The Fact of a Body Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich Macmillan
Past Mortems Carla Valentine Sphere
Getting Carter Nick Triplow No Exit Press
American Noir Barry Forshaw No Exit Press
The Graybar Hotel Curtis Dawkins Canongate Books

The nomination period for the CWA Daggers opens July 27th 2017

 

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