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CWA Dagger Awards 2009

Sort of a mini crush of Crime Fictions Awards this last week. There were the Thriller Fest Awards handed out on Sunday. Congratulations to Jeffrey Deaver, Tom Rob Smith, and Alexandra Sokloff.

Today saw the announcement of the first half of the Crime Writers Association (CWA) Awards for 2009. Winners are in Red. Highly Recommended, a kind of second place, are in Blue.

Official announcement here.

The CWA International Dagger

Shadow - Karin Alvtegen, translated by McKinley Burnett, (Canongate)
The Arctic Chill - Arnaldur Indriðason, translated by Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb (Harvill Secker)
The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland (MacLehose Quercus)
The Redeemer - Jo Nesbø, translated by Don Bartlett (Harvill Secker)
Echos from the Dead - Johan Theorin, translated by Marlaine Delargy (Doubleday)
The Chalk Circle Man - Fred Vargas, translated by Siân Reynolds (Harvill Secker)

The CWA Short Story Dagger

Speaking of Lust - Lawrence Block, from Crime Express series (Five Leaves Publications)
One Serving of Bad Luck Sean Chercover, from Killer Year (Mira)
Cougar - Laura Lippman, from Two of the Deadliest (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Price of Love - Peter Robinson, from The Blue Religion (Quercus)
Served Cold - Zoë Sharp, from The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime (Constable & Robinson)
Mother’s Milk - Chris Simms, from The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime (Constable & Robinson)

The CWA Dagger in the Library
Award is given to an Author's body work rather than a single work

Simon Becket
Colin Cotterill
RJ Ellory
Peter James
Michael Robotham

The CWA Debut Dagger
Award is given to '...anyone who has not yet had a novel published commercially'

Frank Burkett - A View From the Clock Tower (Australia)
Aoife Clifford - My First Big Book of Murder (Australia)
CJ Harper - Backdrop (USA)
Madeleine Harris-Callway - The Land of Sun and Fun (Canada)
Renata Hill - Sex, Death, and Chocolate (Canada)
Mick Laing - The Sirius Patrol (UK)
Susan Lindgren - Forgotten Treasure (USA)
Catherine O’Keefe - The Pathologist (Canada)
Danielle Ramsay - Paterfamilias (UK)
Germaine Stafford - A Vine Time for Trouble (Italy)
Martin Ungless - Idiot Wind (UK)
Alan Wright - Murder at the Seance (UK)

The CWA give out Awards periodically throughout the year. Andrew Taylor recently received the Cartier Diamond Award. In the Fall they will give Awards for the Gold , Ian Flemming, and John Creasey (New Blood) Daggers.

The Hungry Detective extents his congratulations to all the nominees, and the eventual winners.

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