Friday, 2 October 2009

Crime Thriller Awards 2009

Crime Thriller Awards 2009 The Crime Writers’ Association has joined with Specsavers to present the 2009 Specsavers Crime Thriller Daggers on October 21st. The CWA Dagger Awards are the longest established literary awards in the UK and are internationally recognized as a mark of excellence and achievement in the field of crime and thriller writing. The literary awards to be presented are the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel, the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for best thriller, the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger for a new author of note and the Hall of Fame Dagger, which honours the achievements of the genre’s greatest exponents, past and present. A brand new award is being introduced this year – the ITV 3 Bestseller Dagger – which will be voted for by ITV 3 viewers.

On the shortlist for the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel are:
When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson
In the Dark by Mark Billingham
Hit and Run by Lawrence Block
A Whispered Name by William Brodrick
The Coroner by MR Hall
Dark Times In The City by Gene Kerrigan

On the shortlist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the best thriller are
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
The Last Child by John Hart
Calumet City by Charlie Newton
Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva
The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer
The Interrogator by Andrew Williams

On the shortlist for the ITV3 Bestseller Dagger are
Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
Until it’s Over by Nicci French
Silks by Dick and Felix Francis
Tea-time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander Mccall Smith
The Business by Martina Cole

Dick Francis, Alexander McCall Smith, Nicci French, Harlan Coben and Martina Cole are all in the running for the new ITV3 Bestseller Dagger. The awards ceremony on October 21st will be televised as the culmination of a six-week season of ITV3 crime and drama programming. Other awards to be presented on the night include the Film Dagger, the TV Dagger, the International TV Dagger and the Best Actor and Actress Daggers.

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