Monday, 1 March 2010

National Crime Fiction Week

Website to help celebrate crime writing week

The Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) has created a new website to promote National Crime Fiction Week.

A nationwide celebration of crime writing, National Crime Fiction Week will run from Monday June 14, for one week.

Members of the CWA will take part in readings, discussions, readers’ group events and workshops all over the country, including in many libraries.

The website, on, will provide information, events listings, contacts and posters for download.

The CWA also has print flyers which can be sent out to events organisers, and reader development officers. Please direct requests to

A key part of the week will be the announcement of the winner of the Young Crime Writers' Competition. Organised by the CWA in partnership with library authorities nationwide, the entries will be judged by members of the CWA.

CWA Chair Margaret Murphy said: “This promises to be an exciting week that celebrates crime writing in all its forms.

“We are already receiving excellent support from libraries and other interested organisations and we are confident that will build even further as the week approaches.”

* If you have organised a Crime Fiction Week event, you can add it onto the website by filling in the form on the website (take the JOIN IN link).


For press enquiries or more information on the CWA, please visit the website,, or contact

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