As I entered the Northern Writers' Awards yesterday, I wondered how many of my followers and fellow writers were also entering and with what. I would love to hear from any of you that entered and look forward to receiving comments on this, I will be crossing my fingers for you. I entered the new Northumbria University Channel 4 Writing for Television Awards (children's) and the Clare Swift Short Story Award, fingers crossed.
Details of the New Writing North Crime Story Festival 2016 have been released, headlined by Paula Hawkins author of the number one bestseller The Girl On The Train on 11 June, details below plus Crime Story: Portrait of a Criminal on 10 March:
Crime Story is back…and Paula Hawkins is
We’re thrilled to tell you that the Crime Story festival
will return on 11
June 2016, headlined by Paula Hawkins, author of the
number one bestseller The
Girl on the Train.
Those of you who attended in 2014 will know that Crime
Story is an innovative festival for
readers and writers of crime fiction, providing rare
access to experts from the fields of forensics, criminology, pathology
and law, who reveal and interrogate the facts behind crime fiction.
Appealing to crime
readers as well as fans of Serial and Making a Murderer,
festival invites audience and experts to pick apart a
fictional crime, written this year by Paula Hawkins.
writers, the festival also offers an extraordinary
opportunity to challenge and improve the authenticity of their writing,
by giving unique access
to a wide range of experts in police science, as well
as crime writers and publishing industry leaders.
We’ll be launching the full festival programme and
releasing tickets on Thursday
10 March at Crime
Story: Portrait of a Criminal.
Crime Story: Portrait of a Criminal
Thursday 10 March, 7pm Live Theatre,
Newcastle Tickets £10/£8
Join us for a special
event in which two award-winning writers explore the
minds of two of the most notorious criminals of recent
spent more than a decade writing the highly-acclaimed biography, In Plain Sight: The Life and
Lies of Jimmy Savile, which won the Gordon Burn Prize 2015
and was shortlisted for the James
Tait Black Prize 2015. The book is both an
extraordinary portrait of Savile, compiled from years of interviews and
dogged research, as well an enquiry into the society that enabled him
for so long.
Portrait of a Criminal also launches Northern Writers’
Awards winner Andrew
Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life (You Are Raoul Moat).
The book covers the last days of the fugitive gunman Raoul Moat, who
shot three people before going on the run in rural Northumberland. The
book is written in Moat’s own words, pieced together from letters and
recordings, offering a compelling insight into his paranoid state. You Could Do Something Amazing
has already been named by several critics as one of the books of 2016.
Hankinson, writers in the tradition of David Peace and
Gordon Burn, will discuss the subjects of their work, their own methods
and the place of true crime in literary writing.
Ticket holders for Portrait of a Criminal: Crime Story
will receive £10/£8
off their Crime Story festival ticket price.