Fri, 01/07/2011 - 08:56
P D James will receive the second Theakston's Old Peculier Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award, with debut novelist William Ryan and bestseller Lee Child among those to make the shortlist for this year's Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award.
James began writing in the 1950s, and said the...
Wed, 25/08/2010 - 15:43
Authors Dan Cruickshank, Barbara Trapido and Carol Drinkwater will be taking part in events at the Frinton Literary Festival next month. The festival will take place from 24th to 26th September and all events will be located at Frinton Golf Club, in Essex.
The festival will kick off on Friday evening with Cruickshank who will be talking...
Fri, 19/02/2010 - 07:30
Lee Child and Joanne Harris are among the authors appearing at a Random House Transworld book festival, in what is believed to be the first such event run by a publisher.
LitFest 10 will be held in libraries across Hertfordshire from 25th March to 27th April. The event is being run by Transworld and Random House Children's Books and...
Wed, 24/06/2009 - 06:38
Scott Pack is launching a literary event with promises to provide "something a bit different for book fans". Called the Firestation Book Swap, it will take place in Windsor this August, although an exact date has not yet been finalised.
Pack will host the one-night event alongside Gods Behaving Badly author Marie...
Wed, 03/06/2009 - 06:51
Writers association International PEN is taking its Free the Word! festival global this year, after a successful launch in London last year.
Starting on 23rd October in Linz, Austria, and then moving onto such cities as Guadalajara in November and Dakar in December, the literary festival will "evolve into a truly international...
Mon, 11/05/2009 - 13:48
New poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy plus Ali Smith, Fay Weldon, Prue Leith and Irma Kurtz are among the writers lined up for a new summer festival being set up to “celebrate women’s voices and creativity”.
The inaugural Women’s Word will take place from 13th–28th June at Lucy Cavendish College, the college at...
Mon, 16/03/2009 - 06:50
Torbay Bookshop is to hold a literary festival this year in conjunction with Torbay Libraries and the English Riviera Tourist Board.
"Sleuths: Torbay's Festival of Crime Writing" will be held from 1st to 4th April, with speeches by authors and crime writing workshops. It will also include murder mystery evenings, a film on...
Thu, 23/10/2008 - 14:30
Hexham Book Festival has been given £64,000 by the Northern Rock Foundation to help support the event for the next three years.
The festival is a relative newcomer to the book festival circuit, and is currently only in its fourth year. The next event will be held from 29th April to 3rd May 2009.
For more information on...
Mon, 11/08/2008 - 06:21
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has appeared as a mystery guest at the start of the Edinburgh Book Festival, notes BBC Online.
Organisers said 30% of its almost 800 events were sold out, with online transactions rising by a third.
The 16-day festival features appearances from authors such as Salman Rushdie as well as famous figures...
Tue, 10/06/2008 - 12:31
Organisors of Bristol's CrimeFest crime writing convention have decided to make the event annual, following this year's success. Originally conceived as a biennial event, the festival will return next year, from 14th to 17th May.
This year's festival took place last week (5th to 8th June), with its crime fiction awards among...