Crime Author Pauline Rowson to help shape future of prestigious Crime Writers’ AssociationPauline Rowson, author of the popular marine mystery crime novels set in the Solent area, is to play a key role in helping to shape the future of the Crime Writers’ Association of Great Britain (CWA) as she joins the committee responsible for representing the interests of top crime writers from around UK and the USA.
The Crime Writers’ Association was established in 1953 to promote the crime genre and provide professional support for its members who are published crime authors. It also runs the prestigious Dagger Awards.
Pauline Rowson, whose crime novels feature the rugged and flawed DI Andy Horton, has been a member of the CWA since the publication of her first crime and thriller novels in 2006. Since then she has had published nine crime novels, seven in the DI Horton series with A Killing Coast, published in hardcover in January and the eighth, Death Lies Beneath, to be published in July. She is to join the chairman of the CWA, Peter James, and other committee members, Alison Joseph, Simon Kernick, Len Tyler, Diane Janes, Aline Templeton, Chris Simms, David Davies, Fiona Davies, Linda Stratmann, Roger Ellory, and Ilaria Meliconi.
Pauline Rowson says, ‘I’m delighted and honoured to have been asked to serve on the committee of the CWA. It was a long held ambition of mine to become a member and it is even more thrilling now to be in a position to help shape and influence such a prestigious organisation.'
The CWA will be announcing the shortlists for seven of their prestigious Dagger awards at CrimeFest (24th-27th May) www.crimefest.com at which Pauline Rowson is appearing and which kicks off over a month of crime events and competitions with Crime Writing Month www.crimewritingmonth.co.uk
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