Friday, July 22, 2011

CWA Awards (Gold, Fleming, Creasey) - Longlists

Here are the highlights from the press release for the longlisted and shortlisted Dagger Awards announced tonight at Harrogate:

Harrogate, Friday, 22nd July, 2011—Specsavers, Cactus TV and ITV3, in partnership with the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA), are pleased to announce three key book longlists and one shortlist for the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards on ITV3, celebrating the very best of British and International crime thriller fiction.

The longlisted categories revealed today are the CWA Gold Dagger for the Best Crime Novel of the Year, the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the Best Thriller of the Year, and the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger for the Best New Crime Writer of the Year. The shortlisted category announced today is for the ITV3 People’s Bestseller Dagger. The lists for all four are as follows:

CWA GOLD DAGGER 2011

  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (Pan)
  • Hanging Hill by Mo Hayder (Bantam Press)
  • Snowdrops by A.D Miller (Atlantic Books)
  • The Cypress House by Michael Koryta (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina (Orion)
  • The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton (Orion)
  • The Villa Triste by Lucretia Grindle (Pan)
  • White Heat by M.J McGrath (Mantle)

CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER 2011, SPONSORED BY IAN FLEMING PUBLICATIONS LTD

CWA JOHN CREASEY (NEW BLOOD) DAGGER 2011

ITV3 PEOPLE’S BESTSELLER DAGGER 2011

  • David Baldacci - The Sixth Man (Macmillan)
  • Lee Child - Worth Dying For (Bantam)
  • Mark Billingham - Good As Dead (Little, Brown) (pub. 18.8.11)
  • Peter James - Dead Man’s Grip (Macmillan)
  • Peter Robinson - Before the Poison (Hodder) (pub. 18.8.11)

The shortlists for the CWA Gold Dagger for the Best Crime Novel of the Year, the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the Best Thriller of the Year, and the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger for the Best New Crime Writer of the Year will be announced on Monday 22nd August.

The 2011 season documentary series called The A to Z of Crime was also announced today, starting on Thursday 1st September at 9.00pm on ITV3. This follows the huge success of the 2010 Crime Documentaries season, which reached an audience of nearly 4 million viewers. The actual awards show saw a 67% increase in reach to 970,000 including repeats. ITV3 will be showing 6 x 1 hour documentaries in the lead up to the awards ceremony at Grosvenor House, featuring five specially selected bestselling authors as listed above.

In the six weeks leading up to the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2011, the British public will get the chance to vote for the ITV3 People's Bestseller Dagger both by phone and online. The winner will be presented with their award at the glamorous awards ceremony on 7th October, celebrating the very best of Crime & Thriller fiction. Voting is now open and full details on how to vote are below.

ITV3 People's Bestseller Dagger Voting Information

To vote for their favourite Author the public can call 09016 16 14 and add:

01 for LEE CHILD

02 for MARK BILLINGHAM

03 for PETER JAMES

04 for DAVID BALDACCI

05 for PETER ROBINSON

Or vote online at itv.com/crimethrillerawards

Each vote costs no more than 36p from a BT landline. Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will be considerably more. There is no charge for votes made online. Lines close at 9am on the 7th October 2011. Votes made after this time will not be counted by may still be charged. Terms and conditions apply. Please go to itv.com/terms for details.


More details about the longlisted books are available on the CWA's website.

1 comment:

Maxine said...

I do wonder about these "awards". On the Gold dagger list I have read two and neither of them is a patch on many others I've read that would be eligible. Or to put it another way, they pale by comparison with a previous winner, Peter Temple. I've read a couple on the debut dagger list and they are better. The other lists aren't my cup of tea.