Join us for the fifth Noirwich Crime Writing Festival; the region’s largest annual celebration of crime fiction and one of the fastest growing literary festivals in the UK.

Set over a packed weekend in September, Noirwich 2018 features author discussions, workshops, an exclusive crime writing exhibition and the debut of a new crime musical.

Click here to download a PDF of the Noirwich brochure.

You can find out more about the workshops here.

Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Season Pass SOLD OUT


Individual event tickets still available below!

The best way to experience Noirwich 2018 is with a season pass, which gives you instant access to all author events. Note that workshops and the musical are sold separately.

Thursday 13 September

 

 

 

Join us for the launch of Noirwich 2018

Nicci French

7pm, The Pantry, Jarrold

Nicci Gerrard and Sean French celebrate the much-anticipated Day of the Dead.

FREE EVENT: Postmortem SOLD OUT

8.30pm, The Murderers Pub

Meet future stars at the launch of Postmortem, the exciting new crime writing anthology.

Friday 14 September

 

 

 

One evening. One venue. The perfect triple-bill.

Workshops

Click here to find out about the Friday crime writing workshops.

Dying for refreshments? Enjoy live music from folk/blues guitarist Paul Wassif alongside a complimentary glass of beer from multi-award-winning brewers Lacons (while stocks last). Food is available to purchase from Namaste.

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Witnessing The Experts

5pm, The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia

Fingerprints, forensics and postmortem evidence – uncover the fascinating facts behind the best crime fiction.

Val McDermid: The Noirwich Lecture SOLD OUT

6.30pm, The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia

Returning to Noirwich, Val McDermid will be exploring violence and gender in crime fiction.

John Banville Meets Benjamin Black

8pm, The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia

Literature, crime and writing in other voices with an author who leads a double writing life.

FREE EVENT: Exhibition: British Archive for Contemporary Writing

All day, The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia

A fascinating glimpse into the writing process of one of the world’s top thriller authors – details to be revealed in early September!

Saturday 15 September

 

 

 

Book 4 or more weekend events and get £1.50 off each ticket!

Writing Wrongs LIMITED AVAILABILITY

10am, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Eva Dolan, Mari Hannah and Winnie M Li take on personal trauma, tackling injustice and family tragedy.

Killer Debuts

11.30am, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Introducing Amer Anwar, Claire Askew and Stuart Turton: discover your next favourite author.

At The Cutting Edge

1.30pm, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Leo Benedictus, Jacob Ross and Louise Welsh on breaking rules and pushing boundaries.

Paula Hawkins and Ruth Ware SOLD OUT

3pm, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

The author of global phenomenon The Girl on the Train in conversation with the bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Death of Mrs Westaway.

The Witching HourSOLD OUT

4.30pm, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Syd Moore, Cathi Unsworth and Roz Watkins delve into the dark world of paranoia, superstition and witchcraft.

The Generalist: A Murder Mystery Musical

7pm, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

A new musical by Sophie Hannah, suitable for the whole family.

Sunday 16 September

 

 

 

Sunday offer: get a free noir-inspired cocktail, designed by Hawthorn

Norfolk Noir SOLD OUT

10.30am, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Harry Brett, Graeme Cameron, Elly Griffiths and Elodie Harper on Norfolk, the land of big skies and buried secrets.

Books, Box Sets, Big Screens

Noon, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Jane Lythell, Nicola Upson and Matt Wesolowski talk Hollywood deals and crossing over between page and screen.

Death in Paradise LIMITED AVAILABILITY

2pm, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Screenwriter and novelist Robert Thorogood talks about BBC One’s smash hit adaption of his book series, Death in Paradise.

Noirwich Live

3.30pm, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Haynes headlines an hour of readings and conversation to celebrate Noirwich’s fifth anniversary.