The Crime Writers’ Association

The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

This popular festival returns to the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate on the 20th-23rd July 2017, to mark the 15th annual celebration of the genre.

2017’s Programming Chair Elly Griffiths, the current holder of the CWA Dagger in the Library, has put together a world-class programme of events including Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Dennis Lehane, Arne Dahl, Joseph Finder, Peter May, Stuart MacBride and Kathy Reichs. There will also be an exclusive Vera TV event with author Ann Cleeves, actors Brenda Blethyn and Kenny Doughty and BBC’s Steph McGovern, as well as a Grantchester TV special with actor Robson Green and author James Runcie.

The full programme, which will include over 80 fantastic authors in over 20 events, will be unveiled on April 6th. Sign up to the Festival’s newsletter to be the first to hear about author announcements and special events by joining here. You can also follow the conversation online @TheakstonsCrime

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