Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

21 – 24 July 2022 | Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate

WHAT’S ON
CRIME 2021 GALLERY
CRIME AWARD
FESTIVAL FRIENDS
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Hailed by top authors and visitors as “the best in a decade” this year’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival was a huge success, returning after a very challenging year. The feedback and support received has been simply phenomenal, with everyone thrilled to be back.

We are excited to now be planning next year’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival and will soon be working on a programme packed with unmissable talks and panel discussions, featuring the hottest stars of crime fiction.

The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2022 will also be making it’s return, ready to crown a new winner of the most coveted prize in crime fiction for UK and Irish authors. This year’s 2021 winner, Chris Whitaker for We Begin At The End clinched the title on his very first nomination, with Brian McGilloway receiving Highly Commended for The Last Crossing after being chosen by a public vote, the prize Academy and a panel of expert judges.

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