Leading expert on British and European crime fiction, Barry Forshaw chairs a discussion on Britain’s love of crime writing, how dynamic and diverse the genre is, and why the UK provides such bloody backdrops. He’s joined by Angela Clarke, Steve Mosby and Dreda Say Mitchell – three of the best crime writers in the UK today.
In this Noirwich Crime Writing Festival 2016 panel, three shining stars of the genre peel back the veneer of domestic bliss to reveal the dangerous underbelly of families, relationships and home lives.
Ian Rankin spoke to Henry Sutton at the University of East Anglia as part of Noirwich Crime Writing Festival 2016, a celebration of crime fiction. He discusses the influence of Edinburgh and music on his writing and the experience of ageing detective John Rebus over the last 30 years.
What is the perfect balance between fact and fiction? Why is Domestic Noir such a popular genre in 2016? Have we entered a second golden age of crime? These are just a few of the discussions enjoyed by our blogger-in-residence, Jamie Bernthal, at his second day of Noirwich Crime Writing Festival.
The first in our series of Noirwich Crime Writing Festival 2016 podcasts is from our opening night event with Peter James, 2016 CWA Diamond Dagger winner and author of the detective Roy Grace series.
The countdown to Noirwich Crime Writing Festival has begun! With over 20 headline and fringe events taking place across the city, it’s the biggest and bloodiest festival yet.
Our blogger-in-residence for the weekend is Jamie Bernthal, a private researcher for the bestselling crime novelist Sophie Hannah. Jamie recently completed his PhD thesis on Agatha Christie and is the author of critical work including Queering Agatha Christie (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). In this introductory blog, he looks forward to the week ahead and highlights some of the events he is most excited about. Follow Jamie on Twitter @jcbernthal
An exhibition on the The Making of a Crime Novel: from the British Archive for Contemporary Writing previews at the University of East Anglia on Friday 16 September as part of Noirwich Crime Writing Festival. Justine Mann, Project Archivist at UEA, offers her personal highlights from the exhibition.