Sponsored by the publishers, Random House, the Dagger in the Library Award is organised by The Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain (CWA). Unlike most other literary prizes, the Dagger in the Library is awarded not for an individual book but for the author’s body of work.
The nominated authors must be alive and preferably working in Britain. The award is for a body of work and entries from reading groups or individuals are submitted through libraries.
Nomination forms may be downloaded from the CWA website or obtained from libraries.The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Summer 2012.
For further information visit the CWA web site or have a chat with your local librarian and ask them to nominate your favourite crime writer.
I was delighted to be nominated a few years ago and reached the long list, who knows there might be a repeat performance this year!! Even if not then I am very pleased that my DI Horton crime series and my thrillers are available on loan in libraries across the UK, Commonwealth and the USA. I'm a fervent supporter of libraries and know how much they mean to many people in the community. As a child they were a lifeline for me providing me with a rich source of escapism through a wonderful variety of books.
A Killing Coast, the seventh in the DI Horton series is now available in hardcover
“Deserves mention in the same breath as the work of Peter Robinson and John Harvey.” Booklist Starred Review of Footsteps on the Shore