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Lee Child awarded CWA Diamond Dagger

Today saw the exciting announcement that The Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger 2013 will be awarded to the hugely talented Lee Child.

The Diamond Dagger is voted for by members of the CWA and celebrates an author with an outstanding body of work in crime fiction. Past winners include Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, and Elmore Leonard. In 2012 the award went to Frederick Forsyth.

Chair of the CWA Peter James said: ‘I am delighted that the CWA has chosen Lee Child as this year’s recipient. Lee is one of the few British crime thriller authors to have become a global brand name; he is also an extremely charming and open person and a tireless promoter of our genre.’

The diamond-studded Dagger will be awarded to Lee Child at a gala dinner in the summer.

More information on the CWA and the Dagger awards can be found at

Congratulations to Lee for this fantastic achievement!

Lee’s latest book is The Wanted Man. Click on the image below to read a synopsis.

1 Comment

    Love your books, Lee. Hate your Movie idea with TommyBoy playing Jack. I won’t ever watch it. I don’t want the character you created in my mind to be associated with a shrimp.

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