Day Rovers, Weekend Rovers and Individual Event Tickets for the 2013 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival are flying out the door! On this year’s programme there’s more of the biggest names in the business than ever before with Special Guests including Val McDermid, Kate Atkinson, Charlaine Harris, Susan Hill, Ruth Rendell interviewed by Jeanette Winterson, Lee Child, William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin (all pictured below). Don’t miss your chance to see these amazing names on the Harrogate stage this July! Go on…indulge your … Read More >>
In anticipation of her appearence as a Special Guest at the 2013 Festival, we have a limited number of Susan Hill’s brand new novel, A Question of Identity, which we are giving away exclusively to Weekend Break Package bookers this Autumn.
We are now accepting deposits for 2013 Weekend Break Packages. For just £50 per person secure your place today! Call the Festival Office on 01423 562 303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For full information on what’s included … Read More >>
Programming is well underway for next year’s Festival, and we look forward to sharing with you a stellar line up of the best crime writers around as we celebrate a decade of Europe’s leading Crime Writing Festival. 2013 promises to be our best year yet, including Special Guest appearances from some of the very biggest names in crime fiction. 2013 Programming Chair, the incomparable Val McDermid, will welcome the author of the brilliant Jackson Brodie series, … Read More >>
Be at the centre of the action for the 2013 Festival by booking a Weekend Break Package at the Old Swan Hotel now and take advantage of our exclusive Early Booker Rate. Rooms at the Old Swan are filling up fast. We advise you book soon to avoid disappointment!
Weekend Break Packages include:
3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation (18, 19 & 20 July 2013).
Weekend Rover Ticket with access to all Festival events, from the … Read More >>
Treat yourself to a whole four days at the crime hot spot of the summer by booking a combined ticket and accommodation package. Stay in one of our specially selected Festival hotels and join over 80 of the world’s most celebrated crime authors in conversation, in action and in the bar!
Weekend Break Packages are now available to book with the payment of the £50 per person deposit. Packages start from only £369 per person … Read More >>
18-21 July 2013, Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
The first details of the 2013 Festival programme have been released with inaugural Chair Val McDermid returning the to hot seat a decade on to marshall in a brand new era for Europe’s largest celebration of crime fiction.
Joining Val McDermid will be Special Guests Kate Atkinson, Charlaine Harris, Susan Hill and Ruth Rendell interviewed by Jeanette Winterson. More details will be released over the coming weeks and months, but in … Read More >>
This year, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival celebrates its tenth year. To mark the occasion, the cream of international crime fiction will once again gather in Harrogate to raise a glass of Theakstons’ finest to the biggest festival in the country championing crime writing, the most popular literary genre in the UK today.
Headlining the festival this summer are heavyweights Jo Nesbo, Harlan Coben, John Connolly, Kate Mosse, Peter Robinson, Peter James … Read More >>
Fancy yourself as the next Ian Rankin or Patricia Cornwell?
Well… Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival has teamed up with East Coast to launch the East Coast Crime Story on Twitter and create the first ever short crime story written using the social networking site.
Martyn Waites will launch the East Coast crime story
Award winning author Martyn Waites, who also writes under the alias Tania Carver, and is this year’s reader in residence at the Crime … Read More >>
Thu 19 July 2012, 9am – 5.30pm
The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
£99 per person
Improve your writing technique courtesy of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival’s creative writing course for aspiring writers. The full programme for Creative Thursday 2012 has now been confirmed! Hone your novel and short story writing skills with a day-long programme of workshops and seminars led by bestselling crime writers, publishing industry professionals and real-life crime experts.
The programme includes:·
Intensive Writing Workshop with Stuart MacBride … Read More >>
Riot Communication picked up three gongs at the Publishers Publicity Circle (PPC) annual awards, which took place in central London last night (15th February). Awards were given to the publicists responsible for the best PR campaigns carried out in 2011.
Preena Gadher and Liz Hyder of Riot Communications won the Nielsen Award for a Generic Campaign for their promotion for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. The success story is set to continue, as Riot have been retained … Read More >>
With an astounding line-up of world-class authors appearing as part of our 10th Festival celebrations (click here for names confirmed so far) and Olympic fever in the air, meaning a big boost in UK visitor numbers in July, rooms in Harrogate are filling up fast. We still have availability at a range of Festival Hotels, but we anticipate these will go quickly!
Accommodation packages are available at a range of carefully handpicked hotels across Harrogate, all within easy … Read More >>
There has been a change to the line-up of previously announced 2012 Special Guests. Sadly, Charlaine Harris is no longer able to make the trip to the UK this summer due to family commitments. It’s not all bad news though – far from it! – as we are delighted to announce that joining the Special Guest roster in Charlaine’s place is the internationally bestselling author and co-founder of the Orange Prize for Fiction, … Read More >>