Mosley Wins Diamond Dagger

Author Walter Mosley, 71, won the 2023 Diamond Dagger Award, presented by the Crime Writers’ Association. The award is the highest honor offered by the group, and “recognises authors whose crime writing careers have been marked by sustained excellence, and who have made a significant contribution to the genre.” The winner is chosen from nominations by CWA members.

Mosley said,

At the beginning of my writing career I was fortunate enough to be awarded the CWA’s New Blood Dagger, otherwise called the John Creasey Award. That was the highest point of my experience as a first book author.  Since then, I have picked up other honours along the way but the only award that comes near the Diamond Dagger is the [Mystery Writers of America]’s Grand Master nod. These two together make the apex of a career that I never expected.”

Mosley is the author of more than 60 books in the mystery, crime, and SF genres. He will be honored at a gala ceremony to be held July 6, 2023.

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