At last month’s Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, the winner of Alibi’s search for a new crime writer was announced. The culmination of the search, which was launched at the beginning of the year, ended with a short yet perfectly formed ceremony attended by the likes of Stuart MacBride and R.J. Ellory.
Live from the awards ceremony at The Crown Hotel, Harrogate…the winner of this year’s novel of the year is A Simple Act of Violence by RJ Ellory!
The hunt for a new crime writing talent is on! Fancy yourself as the next Stuart MacBride then keep reading.
HarperCollins have teamed up with crime drama channel Alibi, the infamous Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival and TV Times to uncover the UK’s hidden crime writing talent.
The ‘Search for a New Crime Writer’ competition asks budding writers to submit a short crime fiction story via the Alibi website the competition opens on Monday 25th January 2010 and closes at midday on Sunday 16th May 2010.
Our very own Stuart MacBride, author of the bestsellers Blind Eye, Cold Granite and Flesh House has lent his support to the competition by providing entrants with the story’s opening line…
‘In my experience, those who beg for mercy seldom deserve it’.
There will be one winner with two runners up who are in line to win some rather special prizes.