Theakston Old Peculier Crime Awards & Festival Opening Party

  • Thursday 22nd July, 8:00pm
  • Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
  • Tickets: £20
  • Please note that all bookings are subject to a £1.75 transaction fee.

Join six nervous shortlisted authors – and a small army of their peers – as they await the announcement of the genre’s most coveted title, the Theakston Crime Novel of the Year.

Recognising the best books by British and Irish crime writers, the prestigious award is now in its 17th year. Hosted by TV presenter and journalist Mark Lawson, and with a pint of Yorkshire’s finest for company, it promises to be a stylish opening to the 2021 festival.

There will also be an Outstanding Contribution award to a giant of the genre and, from 9pm, celebrations continue with the official Festival opening party.

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