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Established 10 years ago, 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, including Val McDermid, Yelena Moskovich, Vaseem Khan, Janice Hallett, Bella Mackie, Attica Locke, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Louise Doughty, James Runcie, Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Peter James, Anthony Horowitz, Nicci French, Paula Hawkins and Benjamin Black.

Noirwich is about the reading and the writing of crime fiction. We explore how the genre works and where it is going, thanks to our unique connection with the University of East Anglia’s creative writing department. Noirwich is part of a vibrant, world-leading crime writing studies ecosystem, centred at UEA. 

The University of East Anglia took the lead on Noirwich festival programming and production in 2022, having previously worked in conjunction with The National Centre for Writing from 2015-2021.

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Festival Sponsor

Noirwich is sponsored by The Crime Vault. The Crime Vault is the place to discover great crime and thriller book recommendations online. From psychological thriller and stylish procedurals to debuts, check out their online store for the latest reads.

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Win a Crime Book Bundle!

On the hunt for exhilarating new crime fiction reads this autumn? Enter the Noirwich + The Crime Vault book bundle giveaway competition!

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The Noirwich Lecture 2022: Yelena Moskovich

We were honoured to welcome the award-winning Soviet-Ukrainian American and French novelist and artist Yelena Moskovich for the annual Noirwich lecture 2022. Read a transcript of their lecture here.

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Event Review: Murder Most Modern

UEA MA Crime Writing Graduate Helen Marsden reviews our 2022 event 'Murder Most Modern' with Scarlett Brade and Bella Mackie.

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Event Review: The Noirwich Lecture 2022

UEA MA Crime Writing Graduate Helen Marsden reviews the Noirwich Lecture 2022, delivered by Yelena Moskovich.

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