Capital Crime launches digital festival

Capital Crime launches digital festival

Capital Crime has launched a digital festival to showcase crime and thriller writers and offer readers who could not attend the physical event, the opportunity to connect with authors. 

The digital festival comes just three months after the success of the inaugural event in London which saw more than 600 people attend the weekend event at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London, with Ian Rankin scooping two awards at the Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards.

Capital Crime co-founder Adam Hamdy said: "The Capital Crime Digital Festival is packed with fascinating video content. It features authors talking about themselves and their work, writing tips and book recommendations."

The digital festival features sessions with Mark Edwards, Claire McGowan and Winnie M Li. Available worldwide and free to view, the digital festival offers readers who cannot attend Capital Crime the opportunity to get a taste of the live festival experience, said organisers. 

Edwards said: "I met lots of happy and enthusiastic readers at Capital Crime 2019, but it’s great that people who weren’t able to make it in person are able to experience the festival via this brilliant initiative."

Capital Crime co-founder David Headley added: "We’re excited to launch the Capital Crime Digital Festival. It gives authors a powerful permanent platform to promote themselves and their work, and is available to readers all over the world."

The 2020 Capital Crime Festival will take place from 1st to 3rd October at the Grand Connaught Rooms.