Agatha Christie's paperback artist Tom Adams to appear at CrimeFest

Agatha Christie's paperback artist Tom Adams to appear at CrimeFest

The artist behind Agatha Christie’s iconic book jackets in the 1960s and 70s, Tom Adams, will appear as part of CrimeFest’s ninth line-up.

The 91-year-old will be in conversation with Christie archivist and expert John Curran, to discuss their co-authored book Tom Adams Uncovered: The Art of Agatha Christie and Beyond (HarperCollins) at the crime fiction festival in Bristol next month.

Writers Anthony Horowitz, Ann Cleeves and Peter Lovesey will also be interviewed at the event and organisers have revealed that to celebrate the “wave of Icelandic female crime writers making their mark on the publishing industry” it will host some of the genre’s authors. In panel session, The Ice Queens Cometh, writers Jónína Leósdóttir, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Sólveig Pálsdóttir and Lilja Sigurðardóttir will discuss the why Iceland is home to a generation of great female crime writers.

CrimeFest host and co-founder Adrian Muller said: “We’re delighted to announce our varied selection of interviews, panel events and discussions at the ninth edition of CrimeFest this year. In addition to highlighting a breadth of debut authors, CrimeFest also continues to represent the international crime fiction community. As well as celebrating the contribution Icelandic authors have made to the genre, we’ve worked closely with the Norwegian Embassy and the Goethe Institute to bring some of the most exciting Nordic and German novelists in the genre to the UK.”

A full programme is available at: crimefest.com/programme-cf