THE DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY
The Dagger in the Library (formerly the Golden Handcuffs) is awarded to the (living) author who has given most pleasure to readers; it recognises a body of work, not one single title. The award is nominated by UK libraries and readers' groups, and is judged by a panel of librarians who work with the public.
New sponsorship from the Random House Group has enabled this award to be reinstated after a break of some years.
For more information about the winners listed below, click the appropriate year.