The Crime Writers’ Association

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate 19-22 July 2018

The world-class, award-winning Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, now in its 15th year, returns to the magnificent Old Swan Hotel this summer from the 19-22 July. Celebrating the very best in crime fiction, the Festival is a firm date in ...


CWA Announce Longlists for Prestigious Crime Writing Daggers – SHORTLISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED 25 JULY

STOP PRESS: CWA Dagger Shortlists to be announced at a 6.30pm reception at Daunt’s bookshop, Cheapside, London EC2V 6AX on 25 July. Book your place: admin@thecwa.co.uk. Free entry. The Crime Writers Association announced the much anticipated lo...


Ampthill Festival July 16

RC Bridgestock (Bob and Carol) and David Headley, of DHH Literary Agency, will be taking part in a Pitch the Professionals workshop and a Crime Writers in Crime talk. http://www.ampthillfestival.co.uk/ampthill-literary/schedule-at-a-glance/...


Shots In The Dark Festival

Shots In The Dark Festival Sunday July 1st, 8.15pm CJ Tudor will be in conversation with John Baird. Tudor is the author of the international bestseller The Chalk Man. Her debut novel, a creepy claustrophobic thriller, sparked a furious bidding war....


Agatha!

Agatha Graphic Novel Talk, Institut Francais, Weds 11 May 7pm Anne Martinetti talks with Guillaume Lebeau about her new graphic biography Agatha, portraying the Queen of Whodunit! Agatha uses Christie’s enigmatic disappearance in December 1926 as ...


Crime Writing at Swanwick this Summer

Swanwick Writers’ Summer School runs from 12-18 August is pleased to be running two crime-related courses this year. Kate Bendelow, a serving Crime Scene Investigator with over fifteen years’ experience, will be running a course covering forensic...


Capital Crime

Capital Crime, London’s first crime and thriller festival, is coming this September to Covent Garden. With over 30 CWA members appearing, such as Peter James, Antonia Hodgson, Ian Rankin, Dreda Say Mitchell, Mark Edwards, Will Dean and MW Craven, t...


Edinburgh Delegates to Receive Rewards Passport

A new benefit for delegates to the CWA Annual Conference has been announced - they will automatically receive a special Edinburgh Rewards Passport. Launched by Convention Edinburgh, the Passport rewards conference delegates with special offers and v...


Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Ian Fleming said there was one essential criterion for a good thriller, ‘one simply has to turn the pages’. Eligible books in this category are thrillers set in any period and include, but are not limited to, spy fiction...


London Book Fair and Byte the Book

London Book Fair runs at Olympia this year from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 March. As a book-lover, it's always a fabulous event to visit, whether or not you have business there. http://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/ Byte the Book also have a few seminars...


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