Welcome to the celebration of one of the most popular genres in publishing and on our screens. This year the awards take place on Friday 24th October and are transmitted on Sunday 26th October on ITV3. The accompanying & preceding season of 1-hour shows on ITV3 called Crime Thriller Club begin airing on September 15th.
In each show a specially selected crime or thriller title will be critiqued (The Crime Thriller Book Club), a bestselling author – a Living Legend – is interviewed and the books shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Awards are featured.
2014 selected/shortlisted books, authors, films, TV shows and actors will be announced on 1st September.
Winners of the 2013 Awards were:
CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for the Best Crime Novel of the Year: Mick Herron, Dead Lions (Soho Press)
CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger for Best First Novel: Derek B. Miller, Norwegian by Night (Faber and Faber)
CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the Best Thriller of the Year: Roger Hobbs, Ghostman (Transworld)
The Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read : Malcolm MacKay, The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter (Pan)
The Film Dagger: Skyfall
The TV Dagger: Broadchurch
The International TV Dagger: The Killing III
The Best Supporting Actor Dagger: Andrew Buchan for Broadchurch
The Best Supporting Actress Dagger: Amelia Bullmore for Scott & Bailey
The Best Actor Dagger: David Tennant for Broadchurch
The Best Actress Dagger: Olivia Colman for Broadchurch
Living Legends: Martina Cole and Wilbur Smith were inducted into the CWA Hall of Fame at the awards ceremony in recognition of their contributions to the genre.