Simon Brett is awarded CWA Diamond Dagger

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04 February 2014
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imports_WRI_0-3khw9f5k-100000_08589.jpg Simon Brett is awarded CWA Diamond Dagger
The Diamond Dagger celebrates an author with an outstanding body of work in crime fiction ...
The Diamond Dagger celebrates an author with an outstanding body of work in crime fiction
Simon Brett is the author of more than 90 books, most of which are crime novels. His Charles Paris series, which began with his first book, 1975's Cast, In Order of Disappearance, now runs to 18 titles, with the most recent being last year's A Decent Interval. He has also published 14 novels in the Fethering series, six Mrs Pargeter mysteries and five Blotto and Twinks farcical whodunnits.
Alison Joseph, chair of the CWA, said: ‘'I am delighted that the CWA Diamond Dagger for 2014 is to be awarded to Simon Brett.  He is a writer of great wit and integrity, and his success over the years has been very well deserved. The Diamond Dagger is awarded not only for a writer's work but also for their contribution to the genre, and Simon has always been a stalwart supporter of his fellow writers. I am sure I am not alone in feeling that it is entirely appropriate and merited that Simon should be receiving this award.'
The Diamond Dagger is voted by CWA members. Past winners include recent WM cover star Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, Elmore Leonard and Frederick Forsyth.


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