Nominate your favourite crime writer for The Dagger in the Library Award 2010 and a chance to win £300 worth of books

The Dagger in the Library Award is a prestigious annual award organised by the Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain of which I am a member.  The Award is chosen by Librarians and Library Reading Groups. It is awarded to the author of crime fiction whose work is currently giving the greatest enjoyment to library users.

Nominations for your favourite crime author can be made through your library reading group, or if you're not a member or don't have a reading group, then you can put forward your nomination to your local librarian.
The nomination should be for authors whose discovery has recently delighted readers, rather than long standing famous authors and is given for the body of an author’s work, not an individual title. Nominated authors must also be alive at the time of nomination, have published at least two novels and preferably be working in Britain.

All libraries whose nominated authors are shortlisted will be entered into a draw for two free tickets to the Daggers awards ceremony at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in July.

And all library readers’ groups that nominate the winning author will be entered in a draw for a £300 prize, which will go to buy books for the winning group. So that's a great incentive to get nominating.

Nominations should be sent to arrive by the closing date of 9th April 2010. More details and entry forms can be found on the CWA website


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