Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2015

There have been more acts confirmed for the Theakstons Crime Writing Festival this year:

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival


Each week we will be giving you further information on some of this year’s highlights

Your Perfect Match

Friday 17th July | 2.00pm | Tickets: £10

At a time when we’re bombarded with suggestions for new reading and when Amazon reviews and star-ratings have become devalued, how do we come across that very special book that will stay with us for a lifetime? With Stewart Bain, Isabelle Grey, Anya Lipska, David Mark and James Oswald.
David Mark

Lisa Gardner In Conversation with Ann Cleeves

Saturday 18th July | 9.00am | Tickets: £13


The New York Times number one crime novelist Lisa Gardner has over 22 million books in print and is published in 30 countries.

A self-described research junkie, she once took up boxing to understand the psychology behind getting hit. Other excursions have included numerous prison visits, a tour of the infamous Body Farm, and in-depth conversations with police officers and criminal investigators. Her approach rewards readers with intricate police procedure, cutting edge forensics and twisted plots creating internationally bestselling suspense novels.

Gardner is in conversation with this year’s programming chair Ann Cleeves, the ‘visionary behind Vera’. As crabby as Columbo, the unglamorous, brilliant, down-to-earth detective Vera Stanhope and its flagship ITV series, has attracted a legion of fans worldwide.

Sponsored by Crime Files

Arnaldur Indridason Interviewed by Barry Forshaw

Sunday 19th July | 11.30am | Tickets: £13

Indridason gives interviews rarely and guards his privacy fiercely, and has admitted he’d rather be home writing than touring on book promotions. It’s a huge privilege then to welcome the Icelandic author, whose macabre thrillers starring the introspective Scandinavian inspector Erlendur Sveinsson, have been translated into 20 languages and enjoy huge sales worldwide.

Having worked for many years as a journalist and film critic for the Icelandic newspaper Morgunbladid, he began writing novels aged 34. The son of the prominent Icelandic novelist Indridi Thorsteinsson, he hid his writing at first from his father. By the summer of 2003, his crime novels occupied the top five spots in the Icelandic bestseller list and the following year his books made up seven of the 10 most borrowed from the Reykjavik library.

He speaks to writer and journalist Barry Forshaw.

Dead Good Books

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Join our ever expanding list of award-winning writers and discover your own voice in the most popular literary genre in the world.

UEA are seeking writers and readers with an interest in exploring the particularly broad and dynamic crime fiction genre.

Their new part-time MA Creative Writing Crime Fiction provides the opportunity to create a full-length novel under the guidance of award-winning crime writers and experienced creative writing tutors – without having to relocate or give up work.

The course is delivered over two years via a specifically designed distance learning online platform, and three short residential periods per year, in September, January and May. Students can stay at the on-campus hotel.

UEA are also a founding partner in ‘Noirwich’, Norwich’s annual Crime Writing Festival, which takes place in September, to coincide with the September residential.

Leading publisher Little, Brown sponsor a £3,000 award for the final assessment manuscript they judge the best. The literary agency David Higham Associates sponsor a £5,000 bursary towards fees. Their own Centre for Creative and Performing Arts also sponsor a full home fees bursary.

The course commences in September each year and spaces are limited.

How will you plot unfold? Search ‘UEA Crime Fiction’ or contact the Course Director, Henry Sutton at Henry.Sutton@uea.ac.uk or on 01603 592738 to find out more

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