CWA Dagger Awards 2009 winners announced
The CWA Dagger Awards celebrate the very best in crime and thriller writing, and are the longest established literary awards in the UK. These premier awards in crime fiction are recognised internationally as a mark of excellence.
The winners were announced at a drinks reception held at the Tiger Tiger nightspot in London on the evening of July 15, reports IanFleming.com
CWA Chair Margaret Murphy said: "Yet again, the Daggers have shown the depth of talent that exists within the world of crime writing. All our winning and shortlisted authors have exhibited a terrific talent which augurs well for the continued success of the genre."
The winners announced were:
CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY
Winner - Colin Cotterill
THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER
Winner - Fred Vargas, The Chalk Circle Man, translated from the French by SiÃ¢n Reynolds
CWA SHORT STORY DAGGER
Winner - One Serving of Bad Luck by Sean Chercover from Killer Year, Lee Child, ed. (Mira)
CWA DEBUT DAGGER
Winner: Catherine OâKeefe - The Pathologist (Canada)
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