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CWA New Blood Dagger

The CWA New Blood Dagger is an annual award given by the British Crime Writers' Association (CWA) for first books by previously unpublished writers.[1] It is given in memory of CWA founder John Creasey and was previously known as The John Creasey Memorial Award. Publisher Chivers Press was the sponsor from the award's introduction in 1973 to 2002. BBC Audiobooks was the sponsor in 2003.



  1. ^ "The John Creasey Dagger". Crime Writers' Association. Archived from the original on November 15, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2014.

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