CWA Historical Dagger

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The CWA Historical Dagger is an annual award given by the British Crime Writers' Association to the author of the best historical crime novel of the year.[1] Established in 1999, it is presented to a novel "with a crime theme and a historical background of any period up to 35 years before the current year."[2]

From 1999 to 2005 the award was called the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger and from 2006 to 2013 the Ellis Peters Historical Award, to commemorate the life and work of historical crime writer Ellis Peters,[1] whose Cadfael Chronicles (1977-1994) are generally credited with popularizing the genre that would become known as the historical mystery.[3][4] Starting with the 2014 awards, the association with the Ellis Peters estate has finished and the award renamed the CWA Historical Dagger.[citation needed]

Winners[edit]

2013: The Scent of Death (HarperCollins) - Andrew Taylor[5]

2012: Icelight (John Murray) - Aly Monroe[6]

2011: The Somme Stations (Faber and Faber) - Andrew Martin[7]

2010: Revenger (John Murray) - Rory Clements[8]

2009: If The Dead Rise Not (Quercus) - Philip Kerr[9]

2008: Stratton’s War (Orion) - Laura Wilson[10]

2007: Mistress of the Art of Death (Bantam Press) - Ariana Franklin[11]

2006: Red Sky Lament (Orion) - Edward Wright[12]

2005: Dark Fire (Macmillan) - CJ Sansom[13]

2004: The Damascened Blade (Constable & Robinson) - Barbara Cleverly[14]

2003: The American Boy (Flamingo) - Andrew Taylor[15]

2002: Fingersmith (Virago) - Sarah Waters[16]

2001: The Office Of The Dead (HarperCollins) - Andrew Taylor[17]

2000: Absent Friends (Virago) - Gillian Linscott[2]

1999: Two for the Lions (Century) - Lindsey Davis[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The CWA Dagger Awards". theCWA.co.uk. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "The CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger". theCWA.co.uk. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Picker, Lenny (March 3, 2010). "Mysteries of History". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Rivkin Jr., David B. (February 27, 2010). "Five Best Historical Mystery Novels". WSJ.com. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger 2013: Andrew Taylor makes it a hat trick". TheCWA.co.uk. 15 July 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ "The CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger 2012 Winner: Aly Monroe, Icelight". TheCWA.co.uk. 5 July 2012. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Andrew Martin wins the CWA Ellis Peters Award". TheCWA.co.uk. 30 November 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Rory Clements wins the CWA Ellis Peters Award". TheCWA.co.uk. 4 November 2010. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Philip Kerr wins the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award 2009". TheCWA.co.uk. 29 October 2009. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  10. ^ "The CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award 2008 Winner: Laura Wilson with Stratton’s War". TheCWA.co.uk. 27 October 2008. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  11. ^ "The CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award 2007". TheCWA.co.uk. 7 November 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  12. ^ "The CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Award 2006: Edward Wright wins with Red Sky Lament". TheCWA.co.uk. 9 October 2006. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  13. ^ "The CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger 2005: CJ Sansom wins with Dark Fire". TheCWA.co.uk. 10 October 2005. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  14. ^ "The CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger 2004: Barbara Cleverly wins with The Damascened Blade". TheCWA.co.uk. 19 October 2004. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  15. ^ "The CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger 2003: Andrew Taylor wins with The American Boy". TheCWA.co.uk. 22 October 2003. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  16. ^ "The CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger 2002: Sarah Waters wins with FINGERSMITH". TheCWA.co.uk. 30 October 2002. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  17. ^ "The 2001 CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger: Andrew Taylor wins with The Office Of The Dead". TheCWA.co.uk. 24 October 2001. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 

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