The Crime Writers’ Association this evening announced the shortlists for a number of this year’s Daggers at a reception during Crimefest in Bristol. The winners will be announced at an event staged alongside the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate, on Friday July 22. That ceremony will also see the announcement of the shortlists for the three remaining CWA Daggers: the Gold, the Ian Fleming Steel and the John Creasey, for the best first novel.
The 2011 CWA International Dagger Shortlist
This is a competition for crime, thriller, suspense or spy fiction novels which have been translated into English from their original language, for UK publication.
The Wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri, translated by Stephen Sartarelli (Mantle)
Needle in a Haystack by Ernesto Mallo, translated by Jethro Soutar (Bitter Lemon Press)
The Saint-Florentin Murders by Jean-François Parot, translated by Howard Curtis (Gallic)
Three Seconds by Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström, translated by Kari Dickson (Quercus)
River of Shadows by Valerio Varesi, translated by Joseph Farrell (Maclehose)
An Uncertain Place by Fred Vargas, translated by Siân Reynolds (Harvill Secker)
Death on a Galician Shore by Domingo Villar, translated by Sonia Soto (Abacus)
The CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2011 shortlist
This is a competition for any non-fiction work on a real-life crime theme or a closely-related subject by an author of any nationality, as long as the book was first published in the UK in English between between 1st June, 2010 and 31st May, 2011. The six books in contention for the Dagger this year are:
The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders (HarperCollins)
Slaughter on a Snowy Morn by Colin Evans (Icon Books)
The Killer of Little Shepherds by Douglas Starr (Simon & Schuster)
In the Place of Justice by Wilbert Rideau (Profile)
The Murder Room by Michael Capuzzo (Michael Joseph)
Mr Briggs’ Hat by Kate Colquhoun (Little, Brown)
The CWA Short Story Dagger 2011
Wednesday’s Child by Ken Bruen from First Thrills
The Princess of Felony Flats by Bill Cameron from First Thrills
East of Suez, West of Charing Cross Road by John Lawton from Agents of Treachery
Homework by Phil Lovesey from The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime Vol 8
The Dead Club by Michael Palmer & Daniel Palmer from First Thrills
Shortlist for the CWA Dagger in the Library, 2011
Sponsor: The Random House Group
Prize: £1500, plus £300 to a participating library’s readers’ group
SJ Bolton (Bantam Press, Transworld)
RJ Ellory (Orion)
Jason Goodwin (Faber & Faber)
Mo Hayder (Bantam Press, Transworld)
Susan Hill (Vintage)
Philip Kerr (Quercus)
2011 CWA Debut Dagger shortlist (not yet published)
Prize: £700, sponsored by Orion
See the nominees here.
Congratulations to all!
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