Introducing our Noirwich blogger-in-residence

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

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On Ian Fleming and James Bond

Dr Matthew Woodcock is a Senior Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern Literature at the University of East Anglia – and a lifelong James Bond fan. Hear him in conversation with bestselling Young Bond author Charlie Higson  on Friday 16 September at Noirwich Crime Writing Festival, where they will discuss 007, the place of thriller vis-à-vis crime writing and the challenges of writing for a young adult audience.

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