Annal: 1999 Gold Dagger Award for Nonfiction

Results of the Dagger Award in the year 1999.

Book:The Case of Stephen Lawrence

The Case of Stephen Lawrence

Brian Cathcart

Eighteen-year-old Stephen Lawrence, the son of Jamaican immigrants, was murdered on the night of 22 April 1993 whilst standing at a bus-stop, by a gang of white youths. Cathcart wrote a long piece about the murder and all its ramifications for “Granta” magazine, and this is the basis for his book: an account of the crime, the investigation and the criminal culture of South-East London that gave rise to the murderers.

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