CWA Daggers 2008
CRIMESQUAD.COM was delighted to be invited to the CWA Dagger Awards presentation dinner by our friends at Quercus publishing. Now in their third year sponsored by Duncan Lawrie Bank the CWA awards are slowly but surely starting to establish themselves as 'serious' and - with a top prize of £20,000 - are among the richest in crime fiction worldwide.
The main Duncan Lawrie Dagger for the best crime novel of the year was a very popular choice in the room when it was presented by Peter Ostacchini, Deputy Managing Director of Duncan Lawrie, to Frances Fyfield for her book Blood From Stone. Clearly thrilled and emotional, Frances Fyfield thanked the CWA and sponsors along with her publishers, Sphere, and editor, Hillary Hale.
Other awards included;
DUNCAN LAWRIE INTERNATIONAL DAGGER
Dominique Manotti (France) - LORRAINE CONNECTION - EuroCrime, Arcadia Books
THE CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER
Tom Rob Smith – CHILD 44 – Simon & Schuster
THE CWA GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION
Kester Aspden - NATIONALITY: WOG. THE HOUNDING OF DAVID OLUWALE - Jonathan Cape (Random House)
THE CWA JOHN CREASEY (NEW BLOOD) DAGGER
Matt Rees - THE BETHLEHEM MURDERS - Atlantic Books
CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY
THE CWA SHORT STORY AWARD
Martin Edwards - THE BOOKBINDER’S APPRENTICE
CWA DEBUT DAGGER
Amer Anwar (UK) - WESTERN FRINGES
Our picture shows (l-r) CRIMESQUAD.COM Online Editor, Chris Simmons, Frances Fyfield and CWA Dagger Liaison Officer, Margaret Murphy.