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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
after a false start in academic publishing, Kate moved to Piatkus, initially as a Subsidiary and International Rights Manager; she was then fortunate enough to enable to indulge her lifelong passion for crime writing on a daily basis when she became Commissioning Editor for crime. In recent years she has worked as a freelance editor.
The nomination period for the CWA Daggers is now CLOSED.
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.
|The Murder Gang: Fleet Street’s Elite Group of Crime Reporters in the Golden Age of Tabloid Crime||Neil Root||The History Press|
|I’ll be Gone in the Dark||Michelle McNamara||Faber & Faber|
|The Crime Book||Peter James||DK|
|The Hunt for the 60’s Ripper||Robin Jarossi||Mirror Books|
|A False Report||T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong||Hutchinson|
|Crime in the Second World War: Spivs, Scoundrels, Rogues and Worse||Penny Legg||Sabrestorm Publishing|
|The Green Bicycle Mystery||Antony M. Brown||Mirror Books|
|Blood on the Page||Thomas Harding||William Heinemann|
|The Adversary||Emmanuel Carrère||Harvill Secker|
|Surviving Execution||Ian Woods||Atlantic Books|
|The Life and Death of Sherlock Holmes||Mattias Boström||Head of Zeus|
|Black Dahlia, Red Rose||Piu Eatwell||Coronet|
|Out of Thin 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|