Saturday, July 07, 2012
Diamond Dagger to Frederick Forsyth
Over 160 people attended the glittering dinner for the Crime Writers' Association annual Dagger awards last night in the Library at One Birdcage Walk in London, MCed by current CWA Chair Peter James.
Awards were presented to Cath Staincliffe, Margaret Murphy, Steve Mosby, Aly Monroe, Andrea Camilleri, and husband-and-wife team Anthony Summers & Robbyn Swan.
Above photo shows crime fiction legend Frederick Forsyth receiving this year's CWA Diamond Dagger (below) from last year's winner Lindsey Davis and Peter James. Forsyth made a gracious speech describing the award as "pleasing beyond words (almost)" and noted how "humane" the business of writing was with room for new authors coming up.
The CWA also announced an ongoing partnership with Cactus TV over the Specsavers ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards. Full results are available at www.thecwa.co.uk