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Crime Writers Association

Daggers out!

28 November 2005

Recent events at the Crime Writers Association read a bit like the plot of a conspiracy thriller but behind it all may lurk no more than a preference to support British - or at least English language - talent. The Crime Writers Association, founded over 50 years ago, is after all a body representing published crime writers, who make up most of its 450-strong membership.  Read more

Is there a community of writers?

15 November 2004

The American crime writer Sara Paretsky made a powerful appeal to the community of writers last week in a statement read out by her publisher when he collected the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger for Blacklist on her behalf. Her words raise important issues about the treatment and role of the writer.   Read more

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