2012: The Festival in Pictures

Thanks to the amazing work of this year’s Programming Chair, Mark Billingham (pictured right with 2013 Programming Chair Val McDermid), the 2012 Festival saw a great schedule of events, mixing established favourites at the top of their game with fresh blood and exciting new voices.

Under Mark’s stewardship, Festival goers were treated to an enthralling programme of events, including intensive writing workshops as part of Creative Thursday; a diverse range of panels to really get your teeth stuck into, from the controversial discussion on e-books to a debate on crime in translation; a dedicated look at the award-winning BBC TV series Luther, with author/screenwriter Neil Cross, journalist Miranda Sawyer and cast and crew; Val McDermid, revealing the most exciting emerging crime authors in her New Blood panel and a very special murder mystery dinner hosted by Ann Cleeves, the author behind the fantastically successful Vera Stanhope novels, set in the universe of her latest novel The Glass Room; plus some of the biggest names in the crime writing world as Special Guests: Jo Nesbo, Harlan Coben, John Connolly, Kate Mosse, Peter Robinson, Peter James and Ian Rankin.

We’re already looking forward to 2013, but in the meantime enjoy some of the photographs from this year…