The Crime Writers’ Association

National Crime Reading Month

National Crime Reading Month is a unique literary festival, held throughout the UK, which promotes the crime genre, both fiction and non fiction.

National Crime Reading Month is designed to bring together writers and readers in order to promote the genre as a whole and writers specifically. We work with venues across the UK, libraries and independent bookshops, to arrange events which include talks, lectures, guided tours, book signings and panel events.

Our aim is to get people talking about crime writing and more specifically to get them reading.

It is a major annual initiative coordinated by the CWA and the Crime Readers’ Association with the help of volunteers and in partnership with organisations across the UK.


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Host an event, find writer participants or get your event listed as part of National Crime Reading Month.

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June is the 2022 Crime Reading Month. Find events near you!


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