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Guest post from Anya Lipska: Notes from a Harrogate panel novice

Earlier this week we shared Kate’s trip to Harrogate last weekend, but what is the festival like from an author perspective? Anya Lipska shares her experience… Theakstons Crime Festival in Harrogate is Europe’s biggest crime fiction event and an annual highlight for writers and hardcore fans of the genre, so… Read More

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2013

Kate taking tea at Betty’s From Thursday 18th July to Sunday 21st July the delightful spa town of Harrogate was swarmed by crime authors, fans, and publishing people. As if in celebration of the festival’s 10th anniversary, the sun was shining, and naturally everyone was bemoaning the heat and the… Read More

CONGRATULATIONS REGINALD HILL!

Last Thursday evening at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival we were proud to see BBC Radio 4's Mark Lawson present our very own Reginald Hill with the Theakstons Old Peculier Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award. His speech was warm and witty and full of praise for his editor Julia Wisdom. Although he was a little put out that she had been put up in a luxurious Hotel du Vin suite while he - the prize winner - only had a standard double... Hill has had forty books published in forty years. His first book, A Clubbable Woman, was published in 1970 and was the first in his hugely successful Dalziel and Pascoe series which went on to become a huge TV hit. His most recent novel, the standalone thriller The Woodcutter, was published last week. And ... as an added bonus, enter our competition to be one of the lucky seven to win the following: Read More