Friday, October 19, 2012

CWA Awards 2012 - Gold, Steel & Creasey winners

The winners of the CWA's Gold, Ian Fleming and John Creasey Daggers were announced last night:

CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger:

Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne (Headline)
A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash (Transworld/Bantam) - Winner
Good People by Ewart Hutton (HarperCollins)
What Dies in Summer by Tom Wright (Canongate)

Wiley Cash said "As an American writer, it's a shock and a real honor to win an award in a genre with such a proud British tradition."

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger:

Dare Me by Megan Abbott (Picador)
A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming (HarperCollins) - Winner
The Fear Index by Robert Harris (Hutchinson)
Reamde by Neal Stephenson (Atlantic Books)
Charles Cumming said "For spy writers, the Steel Dagger is our Booker prize, so I'm thrilled to have won such a prestigious award. Some great writers have picked up the Steel Dagger, including Henry Porter, Dan Fesperman and Tom Rob Smith. I'm honoured to have joined their ranks."

CWA Gold Dagger:

Vengeance in Mind by N.J. Cooper (Simon & Schuster)
The Flight by M.R. Hall (Mantle)
Bereft by Chris Womersley (Quercus)
Gene Kerrigan commented: "I'm aware of the writers who have previously received the Gold Dagger and I'm honoured to have my name on the same page."

Other Dagger winners:

The Specsaver’s Bestseller Dagger 2012:
  • Kathy Reichs

The Film Dagger
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Studio Canal)

The TV Dagger
  • Sherlock: Series 2 (Hartswood Films/BBC1)

The International TV Dagger
  • The Bridge (Danmarks Radio, Sveriges Television/BBC4)

The Best Actress Dagger
  • Claire Danes for Homeland (Teakwood Lane Productions, Showtime Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Media Group, Fox 21/Channel 4)

The Best Actor Dagger
  • Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock (Hartswood Films/BBC1)

The Best Supporting Actress Dagger
  • Kelly Macdonald for Boardwalk Empire (HBO/Sky Atlantic)

The Best Supporting Actor Dagger
  • Martin Freeman for Sherlock (Hartswood Films/BBC1)

1 comment:

Kenneth said...

Thanks for this list, as always a good source of books TBR. I will buy Wiley C's book in 5 minutes and also Kerrigan's when it becomes available in the US in February. Interestingly, based on reader reviews, a number of the nominated books were no better than average. For example, Amazon readers (>150 of them) scored The Fear Index only a 3; Amazon UK readers agreed as 190 of them gave the same average score. Other nominees did only slightly better. I guess you can't judge a book by its nominations.