Online and telephone bookings have now closed. Tickets may be available to buy from the on-site Box Office at the Old Swan Hotel from 3pm Thursday 21 July subject to availability.
Always a sell-out, the New Blood panel is dedicated to providing a showcase for some of the year’s most outstanding debut novelists. Val McDermid has once again personally selected four brilliant first novels to discuss with their authors. This panel is always a highlight of the festival and gives today’s readers a unique opportunity to discover the stars of tomorrow.
Stacy Willingham‘s breathtaking debut A Flicker in the Dark, about a serial killer’s daughter, is soon to be a major TV series developed by Emma Stone. How to Kill Your Family, the darkly twisted first novel by Bella Mackie, was a Sunday Times bestseller. New Zealander Michael Bennett is the author of the acclaimed Better The Blood featuring Maori detective Hana Westerman. The gritty road-trip thriller No Country For Girls by Emma Styles is a hotly-anticipated summer read.
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