CWA announces first 2013 Dagger Winners

At the Crime Writers’ Association Dinner held at Kings Place, London, last night the CWA announced the first batch of winners for the 2013 Dagger Awards and the longlists for the remaining three Daggers.

Awarded last night were:

The CWA International Dagger: which went to two French writers – Fred Vargas and Pierre Lemaitre.

The CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger: awarded to Andrew Taylor for an unprecedented third time.

The 2013 CWA Non-fiction Dagger: to Paul French for Midnight in Peking.

The Dagger in the Library: awarded to Belinda Bauer.

The Short Story Dagger: won by Stella Duffy.

The Debut Dagger, for previously unpublished crime writers, won by Finn Clarke.

And the CWA Diamond Dagger: presented to Lee Child by last year’s winner, Frederick Forsyth.

 

The longlists for the CWA Gold, Steel and John Creasey Daggers were announced last night, and the winners will be announced at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards in the autumn. To see those nominated pop on over to the CWA website at http://www.thecwa.co.uk/daggers/2013/index.html

 

Congratulations to all the winners and the nominees.