International Association of Crime Writers, North American Branch
International Association of Crime Writers, North American Branch

WHO ARE WE?

The International Association of Crime Writers is an organization of professional writers who have formed national branches in order to encourage communication among writers of all nationalities and to promote crime writing as an influential and significant art form. We support the translation of crime writing into other languages and we speak with a strong voice to defend authors against censorship and other forms of tyranny.

Currently, we have branches in England, Italy, Spain, Russia, Scandinavia, Bulgaria, Germany, Mexico, Cuba, the Czech Republic, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and other countries. The North American branch, which covers both Canada and the United States, has about 250 members. Membership world-wide is about 1,000.

WHAT DO WE DO?

IACW sponsors a number of conferences around the world. An annual celebration of the mystery, Semana Negra, is held in Gijòn, Spain, each summer.

The North American branch publishes a quarterly newsletter (Border Patrol), sponsors occasional social events, and has created several anthologies of international crime writing.

We also annually award the prestigious Hammett Prize for literary excellence in crime writing to a work of fiction or nonfiction by a U.S. or Canadian author.


International Association of Crime Writers
North American Branch

243 Fifth Avenue, #537 • New York, NY 10016
Email: info@crimewritersna.org