The Crime Writers’ Association

Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival

The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival is back this July!

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our live event here in Harrogate at our home The Old Swan Hotel, and have a programme bursting with unmissable talks and panel discussions featuring the hottest stars of crime fiction, curated by 2021 Programming Chair Ian Rankin OBE.

From the announcement of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year right through to our finale event with the author of the fastest selling adult crime debut in recorded history Richard Osman, the programme is crammed full of Special Guests, panels and entertainment celebrating fantastic crime fiction right at the crime writing industry’s unofficial AGM.

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