with Harry Brett, Graeme Cameron, Elly Griffiths and Elodie Harper

Sunday 16 September, 10.30am
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, Norwich
£8 (conc £7 / students £6)


Noirwich is proud to present a quartet of crime writers inspired by Norfolk, the land of big skies and buried secrets. From stone circles to seaside criminality, with Elly Griffiths and Harry Brett, and from serial killers to online hate, with Graeme Cameron and Elodie Harper, these authors bring you compelling stories in familiar surroundings. 

Elodie Harper, of ITV Anglia News, crafts a chilling tale of murder and online hate in The Death Knock, a ‘highly-charged and topical thriller’ (Vaseem Khan). Tipped by the Daily Express as ‘one to watch’, Graeme Cameron plunges us headlong into the race-against-time pursuit of a serial killer in Dead Girls. Winner of a coveted CWA Dagger in the Library, Elly Griffiths is here with The Stone Circle, the latest in her much loved series featuring archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway. In Red Hot Front, by Harry Brett, a crime family fight for control of Great Yarmouth in this slice of ‘brilliant seaside noir, the action playing out at cracking pace’ (Sunday Times Crime Club).

Harry Brett, aka our very own Henry Sutton, chairs this talented panel intent on putting the noir into Norfolk.

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About the authors

Graeme Cameron is the bestselling author of Normal, which was nominated for the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel of 2015. His second novel, Dead Girls, is released this year. He was born, raised and remains in Norfolk, where he juggles writing with a career in the motorsport industry.

‘’Hypnotic and chilling — you won’t forget this in a hurry.’ – Lee Child (on Normal)

Elly Griffiths was born in London. She worked in publishing before becoming a full-time writer. Her bestselling series of Dr Ruth Galloway novels, featuring a forensic archaeologist, are set in Norfolk. The series has won the CWA Dagger in the Library, and has been shortlisted three times for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Her Stephens and Mephisto series is based in 1950s Brighton. She lives near Brighton with her husband, an archaeologist, and their two children. Website / Twitter

‘My favourite current crime series’ – Val McDermid

Elodie Harper is a journalist and prize winning short story writer. Her story ‘Wild Swimming’ won the Guardian-Hodder The Bazaar of Bad Dreams story competition as judged by Stephen King. She is currently a reporter and presenter at ITV News Anglia, and before that worked as a producer for Channel 4 News. Website

‘A splendidly unsettling debut – a chilling mystery to be read with the lights on and your back to the wall.’ – John Connolly

Harry Brett (chair) is a pseudonym for Henry Sutton, who is the author of nine previous novels including My Criminal World and Get Me Out Of Here. He also co-authored the DS Jack Frost novel, First Frost, under the pseudonym James Henry. His work has been translated into many languages. His fifth novel, Kids’ Stuff, received an Arts Council Writers’ Award in 2002, and became a long-running stage play in Riga, Latvia. In 2004, he won the J.B.Priestley Award.

He has judged numerous literary prizes, including the John Lewellyn Rhys Prize and the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. He is the co-founder of the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival and has been the Literary Editor of Esquire magazine, and was for many years the Books Editor of the Daily Mirror. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where he is a Senior Lecturer and director of the new Creative Writing MA Crime Fiction. He lives in Norwich with his family. Website


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