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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.

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. Our crime writing workshops provide attendees with the opportunity to enhance their own skills.

The festival is a co-production by the National Centre for Writing and the University of East Anglia, bringing together our expertise to deliver a celebration of crime writing like no other.

Online for 2020

This year the Festival will take place in an online format for the very first time.

Looking for a simple programme overview?

Download our Noirwich 2020 one-page guide here

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Download our simple guide to Noirwich 2020

We've created a handy one-page digital guide to the Festival weekend, with links to each event and details on where they will take place.

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Attica Locke headlines the 2020 Noirwich Crime Writing Festival

The region’s largest annual celebration of crime writing will continue as planned this year – in an online format with a host of free events for everyone to enjoy!

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Progressive politics in crime fiction with Denise Mina

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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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