2022 CWA Dagger Awards

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Congratulations to the winners of the CWA Dagger Awards, presented by the United Kingdom’s Crime Writers Association. Check the Web Store for copies of the books, although several might be difficult to find. https://store.poisonedpen.com/

One of the UK’s most prominent societies, the CWA was founded in 1953 by John Creasey; the awards started in 1955 with its first award going to Winston Graham, best known for Poldark.

Dagger Winners 2022

CWA GOLD DAGGER
Sunset Swing, Ray Celestin (Macmillan; Mantle)

CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER
Dead Ground, MW Craven (Little, Brown; Constable)

CWA JOHN CREASEY (NEW BLOOD) DAGGER
The Appeal, Janice Hallett (Profile Books; Viper Books)

CWA HISTORICAL DAGGER
Sunset Swing, Ray Celestin (Pan Macmillan; Mantle)

CWA ALCS GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION
The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey: A True Story of Sex, Crime and the Meaning of Justice, Julia Laite (Profile Books)

CWA CRIME FICTION IN TRANSLATION DAGGER sponsored in honour of Dolores Jakubowski
Hotel Cartagena, Simone Buchholz and translated by Rachel Ward (Orenda Books)

CWA SHORT STORY DAGGER
‘Flesh of a Fancy Woman’ by Paul Magrs in Criminal Pursuits: Crime Through Time edited by Samantha Lee Howe (Telos Publishing)

CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY
Mark Billingham

CWA PUBLISHERS DAGGER
Faber & Faber

CWA DEBUT DAGGER sponsored by ProWritingAid
The 10:12 by Anna Maloney

THE CWA RED HERRING for services to crime writing and the CWA
In memory of Thalia Proctor