Noirwich

The perfect crime writing festival

10-13 September 2020

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The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival is the region’s largest annual celebration of crime writing and one of the fastest growing literary festivals in the UK.

Many incredible crime writers have attended the festival in recent years, including Val McDermid, Sara Collins, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Louse Doughty, James Runcie, Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Peter James, Anthony Horowitz, Nicci French, Paula Hawkins and Benjamin Black.

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Buy your season pass

The Noirwich Season Pass is the best way to experience the festival, giving you access to every panel, reading and discussion across the four days of the festival and saving you 20% off the ticket price.

Your Season Pass includes:

  • Thursday launch event
  • Friday evening triple-bill
  • All weekend events
  • Complimentary Bloody Mary as part of Sunday morning's Bloody Brunch
  • 20% saving over individual tickets
  • Exclusive collector's lanyard and Noirwich tote bag!

Join the mailing list and we'll let you know as soon as the 2020 season pass is available!

Workshops and Cinema City events will be available separately.

The writers

The city

Norwich is a compact Medieval city built on a river, running over with stories. Small enough to walk around on foot, while still offering the vibrancy and variety of a large metropolitan city.

From the winding Tudor streets of Elm Hill, to the peaceful Cathedral Close and through to the bustling Market, alive with bright colours and delicious smells, this vibrant and beautiful city is the beating heart of the east of England. Whether you're travelling hundreds of miles to be with us or are just around the corner, Norwich is a city where there is always another secret to uncover.

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The venues

Latest news

Progressive politics in crime fiction with Denise Mina

Does high brow literature really exist?

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Balancing a job & writing with Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

The inaugural UNESCO City of Literature Writer in Residence joins us on the podcast

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Improving representation in fiction

“I had no examples of people like me on the page.”

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Antti Tuomainen on humour & writing crime fiction

Exclusive interview from Noirwich 2019

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Supporters

Arts Council England

Arts Council England

Norwich City Council

Norwich City Council

Norfolk county council

Norfolk county council

Norwich BID

Norwich BID

Dead Good Books

Dead Good Books

Icelandic Literature Centre

Icelandic Literature Centre

Partners

Jarrold

Jarrold

Crime Club

Crime Club

Waterstones

Waterstones

Visit Norwich

Visit Norwich

Cinema City

Cinema City

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