Thursday, 2 February 2017

Final Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival guest announced

The final guest for the Harrogate Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2017 has been announced:

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival



#FestivalFever has officially spread! Weekend Break Packages are flying out and the excitement continues to build. Each week you have been watching as the 2017 programme unfolds and we're sure you'll all agree - so far it is looking brilliant!

Already revealed we have - Special Guests: Lee Child, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin and Arne Dahl, Peter May in conversation with Stuart MacBride, as well as the first of our 2017 Panel Events Vera!

Today, we have our FINAL #SpecialGuest announcement for you!

This week we are pleased to announce 2017 Special Guest...
Dennis Lehane!

Dennis Lehane has had several of his New York Times bestselling novels made into films, such as Gone, Baby, Gone, Mystic River, Shutter Island, and The Drop. He has won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel, the Edgar, Anthony and Barry awards for Best Novel and the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction. His work has been translated into twenty-two languages. He was born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and he and his wife Angie currently live in California with their children.

We're excited to announce that we will be giving away 20 copies of Dennis Lehane's 'Live By Night' to the next 20 Weekend Break Package Bookers!
Full details on the
website. Call 01423 562303 or email to book! 

The Line Up So Far...
Here's what you've all been waiting for - the first installment of the 2017 schedule!
To view this on our website please click here.
Weekend and Day Rovers - 23rd Jan 
Special Guests - 13th Feb
New Blood - 17th March
Dead Good Reader Awards - 24th March
All other panels - 6th April
Lee Child 
Fri 21 Jul | 9am
Fri 21 Jul | 5pm
Kathy Reichs                                       Arne Dahl 
Fri 21 Jul | 8.30pm                                          Sat 22 Jul | 9am
Ian Rankin 
Sat 22 Jul | 10.30am
Stuart MacBride In Coversation with Peter May
Sat 22 Jul | 8.30pm
Sun 23 Jul | 10am
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Our 2017 Welcome Newsletter which rounds up everything we do as Harrogate International Festivals - all in a years work! 

The Festival goes from strength to strength and works tirelessly to provide audiences with an ever wider range of exceptionally high quality music and literature. This is no once a year Festival. Our commitment to the wider community in Harrogate and the North grows increasingly stronger with outreach work in schools and local communities bringing the magic of high quality arts provision to the next generation.

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