We are delighted to announce that the following authors have been recognised in the Crime Writers Association 2018 Dagger Awards.
The Diamond Dagger is awarded each each to an author whose crime writing career has been marked by sustained excellence, and who has made a significant contribution to the genre.
Martin Edwards, Chair of the CWA, said: “Michael Connelly’s crime novels have won international acclaim for more than a quarter century, and have given readers, television viewers, and film fans rich entertainment. A combination of wonderful characters, vivid settings, and gripping storylines characterises his work. The CWA is delighted to celebrate his achievements with the award of the Diamond Dagger.”
Michael Connelly said: “This is truly exciting. How can a writer who writes about a guy trying make sense of things in Los Angeles ever expect to receive recognition from such a fine group from so far away? It’s beyond anything I could have imagined, and I am very honoured and humbled.”
The Steel Dagger is awarded for Thrillers, and named after Ian Fleming who said there was one essential criterion for a good thriller, ‘one simply has to turn the pages’.
This award is for the best historical crime novel, set in any period up to 50 years prior to the year in which the award will be made.
Find out more and see all award winners on the CWA website.