The world class, award winning Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, now in its 15th year, celebrates the very best in crime fiction at the magnificent Old Swan Hotel each July. The Festival is a firm date in the literary calendar and has achieved international acclaim for the programming, organisation and atmosphere.
“The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Festival is the best in the world – and I know, because I’ve done all of them” – Lee Child, author
2017’s event sold-out with 16,500 individual tickets over four days. Cited as one of the UK’s top literary festivals in the Guardian and Elle magazine, the 2017 Festival reached over 5 million Twitter users, with 15 million impressions during the week of July. The event, known as the friendliest and most inclusive on the circuit, is famed for its no barriers approach, as fans, fledgling writers and established superstar authors mingle in the hotel bar, bookshop and PapaKata tents in the hotel grounds.
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