Progressive politics in crime fiction with Denise Mina

roisin - 2019.11.01

Progressive politics in crime fiction with Denise Mina

Does high brow literature really exist?

Balancing a job & writing with Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

roisin - 2019.11.01

Balancing a job & writing with Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

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

Improving representation in fiction

roisin - 2019.11.01

Improving representation in fiction

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

Antti Tuomainen on humour & writing crime fiction

roisin - 2019.10.31

Antti Tuomainen on humour & writing crime fiction

Exclusive interview from Noirwich 2019

Fiction & Fact: George Alagiah’s Noirwich Lecture

Simon Jones - 2019.09.20

Fiction & Fact: George Alagiah’s Noirwich Lecture

Listen to George Alagiah's 2019 Noirwich Lecture, recorded at the University of East Anglia.

Treat yourself to our tasty nacho menu

Steph McKenna - 2019.09.12

Treat yourself to our tasty nacho menu

Have a browse of our food and drinks menu...

The Ivy Brasserie reveals themed cocktail menu

Steph McKenna - 2019.09.11

The Ivy Brasserie reveals themed cocktail menu

Crime lovers rejoice! The sixth Noirwich Crime Writing Festival begins tomorrow with James Runcie at Jarrold...but to get the party started early, why not pop along to The Ivy Brasserie on London St for a crime-themed cocktail or two?

Writing a novel: the importance of place

roisin - 2019.09.04

Writing a novel: the importance of place

James Henry shares how real-life pubs, street names and places inspired his latest novel

How to start writing a book

roisin - 2019.08.30

How to start writing a book

"The novelist commences writing, the novel begins: not necessarily where it begins, mind you."

Noirwich presents…James Ellroy

Steph McKenna - 2019.08.30

Noirwich presents…James Ellroy

Celebrate September as Norwich’s ‘month of crime’ and the impending launch of Noirwich Crime Writing Festival with this special one-off event.

Writing crime fiction protagonists

Simon Jones - 2019.08.28

Writing crime fiction protagonists

Ahead of her Noirwich workshop Claire McGowan guested on the National Centre for Writing's podcast to discuss techniques for crafting characters for crime fiction.

The New Noir

roisin - 2019.08.21

The New Noir

A look into the future of Noir literature from Orenda Editor, West Camel

The Body in the Castle Well: a Bruno, Chief of Police novel

roisin - 2019.08.16

The Body in the Castle Well: a Bruno, Chief of Police novel

Read an extract from the latest novel in the hugely popular Bruno, Chief of Police crime series

Forget sugar, take some history with your coffee

roisin - 2019.08.14

Forget sugar, take some history with your coffee

Mel Cook from VisitNorwich recommends five of her favourite coffee spots to try during your Festival stay

Vintage Sundays Presents: Film Noir

Steph McKenna - 2019.08.07

Vintage Sundays Presents: Film Noir

Indulge in some crime-themed cinema this September with the Film Noir season of Vintage Sundays at Picturehouse Cinemas!

Nicola Rayner: how to get started as a crime writer

roisin - 2019.07.30

Nicola Rayner: how to get started as a crime writer

Rising star of crime fiction shares her top tips on getting started

How to make the perfect Bloody Mary

roisin - 2019.07.25

How to make the perfect Bloody Mary

Summertime and the living is... easier when you know how to mix up a delicious cocktail! Get it right every time with Big Tom.

Win a pair of tickets to The Bloody Brunch!

Steph McKenna - 2019.07.25

Win a pair of tickets to The Bloody Brunch!

Celebrate your Sunday in style with a complimentary Bloody Mary and a pair of tickets to our Bloody Brunch double-bill, courtesy of Noirwich Crime Writing Festival and The Times and Sunday Times Crime Club.

Podcast: Henry Sutton introduces Noirwich 2019

Steph McKenna - 2019.07.22

Podcast: Henry Sutton introduces Noirwich 2019

Henry Sutton, co-director of Noirwich, meets with Beth Sowersby to discuss this year's amazing festival line-up and to dive into the themes being explored.

Noirwich 2019 revealed

Simon Jones - 2019.05.21

Noirwich 2019 revealed

The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival returns this September with a new line-up of astonishing crime writers. A limited number of Season Passes are now available!

Looking back at Noirwich 2018

Simon Jones - 2019.05.21

Looking back at Noirwich 2018

Now that Noirwich 2019 has been revealed, we thought we'd take a retrospective look back at last year's festival. If you've never been to Noirwich before this will give you a taste of what to expect in September.

Activism and literature

Simon Jones - 2018.11.28

Activism and literature

This week we have an interview with author Winnie M Li, writer of the novel Dark Chapter which was described by the Guardian as “a defiant retelling of personal trauma.”

Hybrid writing

Simon Jones - 2018.11.07

Hybrid writing

Matt Wesolowski is the author of Six Stories and here discusses the term 'hybrid writer' and how he incorporates new forms into his storytelling.

Writing historical crime fiction

Simon Jones - 2018.10.24

Writing historical crime fiction

On episode 18 of the National Centre for Writing's podcast, crime writer Nicola Upson discusses the history of crime fiction and writing a historical detective series without it being old fashioned.

2018 Lecture: Val McDermid

Simon Jones - 2018.09.28

2018 Lecture: Val McDermid

Val McDermid delivered the annual lecture at the 2018 Noirwich Crime Writing Festival, on the subject of “What we really talk about when we talk about crime fiction”.

Defining genres

Simon Jones - 2018.09.13

Defining genres

Leo Benedictus muses on the importance of genre definitions - or the lack thereof.

Death in Paradise

Simon Jones - 2018.09.11

Death in Paradise

Robert Thorogood explores how writing his novels compares to writing the screenplays for the hugely popular TV show.

Hellfire Gate

Simon Jones - 2018.09.11

Hellfire Gate

The first time I got a sense of the true menace of the Norfolk landscape was after I moved to the county to work for ITV News Anglia.

This is Norfolk Noir

Simon Jones - 2018.09.11

This is Norfolk Noir

There’s the Norfolk Noir of Henry Sutton and the Norfolk Noir of Harry Brett: both begin and end in Great Yarmouth, but Sutton’s stretches further, while Brett’s goes darker.

Writing Frieda Klein

Simon Jones - 2018.09.09

Writing Frieda Klein

One of the surprises of writing fiction is that when you finish your book, when it’s published and sent out into the world, it’s still not really finished.

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