Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

CWA Dagger shortlist unveiled

22nd August 2011

The shortlist for the 2011 Crime Writers' Association (CWA) Dagger Award has been unveiled, with four titles in the running for the prestigious crime writing prize.

The shortlisted candidates include A. D. Miller, whose novel Snowdrops has also been longlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize.

It will compete against Tom Franklin's Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, which was shortlisted for the Anthony Awards earlier this year, and The End of The Wasp Season by Denise Mina.

The line-up is completed by Steve Hamilton's The Lock Artist, about an elective mute who can pick locks and break safes.

Peter James, chair of the CWA, said choosing a winner will be 'a hard and very subjective task'.

'This year's Daggers shortlists really do represent a very broad cross-section of the highest talents in our beloved genre and I'm personally feeling very thrilled - and deeply privileged - to have been selected amongst them,' he added.

Last year's CWA Gold Dagger Award was won by Belinda Bauer for Blacklands, described by the judges as 'the very best of the genre'. 

Latest Blog
Romancing the Silver Screen
27/07/2017

Jenn Bennett explores the role of the movies in her own life and in her new YA novel, Alex Approximately.

From Page to Stage - Adapting The Hunting of the Snark
24/07/2017

Garry McQuinn, Producer of The Hunting of the Snark, which opens this week at London's Vaudeville Theatre, describes the journey from page to stage.

#FoylesFive: Celebrating Beer
23/07/2017

Earlier this year, Belgian beer culture finally officially took its rightful place on the World's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, where it now sits in good company with the likes of the French gastronomic meal, Cuban rumba and Spanish flamenco. To celebrate, here is a far from exhaustive selection of some of the beer literature that can help you better appreciate the delicate arts of brewing and drinking beer.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd