University of East Anglia

The Noirwich 2022 programme of events will take in person at UEA on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 September, and online on Saturday 10 September.

UEA pioneered the teaching of Creative Writing in the United Kingdom and in 2020 they celebrated 50 years of teaching it. The Creative Writing MA Crime Fiction is the first stand-alone course of its kind in a UK university and has been fully subscribed since it launched in 2015.

The Noirwich ecosystem advances the practice, pedagogy, and perception of crime writing as a serious form of literary expression that can address major contemporary concerns. It’s underpinned by the creative and critical research of Professor Henry Sutton, Dr Nathan Ashman, and Tom Benn.

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Soviet-Ukrainian novelist and Fast Show comedian take centre stage at Noirwich Crime Writing Festival

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Five tips on embarking into the dark heart of crime fiction

Fiction writing advice from Mary Paulson-Ellis, the award-winning author of The Other Mrs Walker.

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Essential, gripping true crime reads

Paul Willetts, the critically acclaimed author of King Con and Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms, recommends six essential true crime reads for readers and writers.

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Win a crime fiction book bundle

We've teamed up with The Crime Vault to gift one lucky winner with ten unmissable crime fiction books.

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