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Michael Robotham has won the CWA's Golden Dagger award – again!

12/01/2020 3:41 PM
Michael Robotham has won the CWA's Golden Dagger award – again!

The UK-based Crime Writers' association today announced the winners of their 2020 'Dagger' awards, and our beloved Michael Robotham was (once again!) among the winners.

Robotham won the 'Golden Dagger', which recognises the best crime novel of the year, for Good Girl, Bad Girl,the first of nine books in his 'Cyrus Haven' series.

It's the second time Robotham has won the prestigious award – he previously won for Life or Death back in 2015. This also makes him the first Australian author to win two Golden Daggers.

 Robotham said of his win,

What thrills me the most is that since 2007 Australians have won [the Gold Dagger] four times. It reflects how far Australian crime writing has come.’

Recipients of the other daggers include Lou Berney, who achieved the 'Highly Commended' Golden Dagger and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for November Road, Hannelore Cayre, who won the 'Crime Fiction in Translation' award for The Godmother, andJosephine Mouldswho won the debut dagger prize for Revolution Never Lies. You can check out the full list of winners here.