Irish Noir At Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival
Taking place over four-days each July, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival presents an accessible, challenging and entertaining long-weekend of live literature events, engaging 13,000 people each year in lively thought-provoking debates about the written word, the changing roles of writers and readers, and literature’s response to, and effect upon, wider society. It’s the jewel in the crown of crime writing festivals and the place where you can rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in crime fiction.
This year Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival features a panel of Irish crime writers (all men?!), the Irish crime writing ladies will be along to support them (me included!), and to have a general blast. Blurb and booking info below!
Here’s the blurb:
Is it the luck of the Irish? Behold the emerald jewels of crime fiction!
Steve Cavanagh, a practising lawyer, is guilty of being criminally good. His debut US-based legal thriller, The Defence, became the subject of an international bidding war. Stuart Neville also had a brilliant debut when The Twelve became one of the LA Times’ top crime novels in 2009, and introduced a major new voice to the genre.
New York Times bestseller Brian McGilloway attracts critical acclaim for his energetic and incisive prose in his admired Inspector Benedict Devlin and Lucy Black series. Eoin McNamee, who writes under the pseudonym John Creed for the Jack Valentine series, is no stranger to praise, with The Blue Tango longlisted for the Booker Prize. Described as ‘genre to the core’, Adrian McKinty has been compared to David Peace and James Ellroy for his fast-paced prose.