Festival Highlights

Thanks to the amazing work of this year’s Programming Chair Steve Mosby (pictured right), the 2014 Festival had a scintillating schedule of events, mixing established favourites at the top of their game with fresh blood and exciting new voices.

Under Steve’s stewardship, Festival goers were treated to a guided tour of the best and brightest in crime fiction from our signature intensive writing course Creative Thursday; through a gripping range of panels exploring the latest ideas and issues in the genre; plus some of the biggest names in the crime writing world as Special Guests.

With a glittering list of international stars including: Belinda Bauer; Ann Cleeves; Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling);Sophie Hannah; John Harvey; Laura Lippman; Lynda La Plante; Peter May; Denise Mina and S.J. Watson.

Our panels explored cutting edge themes from cyber-spying and hacking smartphones, to setting crime novels in deep space, and the very latest in forensics. This year’s stand out TV Panel Broadchurch, featuring cast and crew including stars Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker also wowed audiences. There was even romance in the air, with a Theakstons Old Peculier first: a proposal in a panel Q&A!

We’re already looking forward to 2015, but in the meantime enjoy some of the photographs from this year…

All photography by Fenris Oswin. To view the album in full visit Fen’s website here.