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“This story saved my life” – Chris Whitaker wins Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year with ‘We Begin at the End’ | #TheakstonAward | @HarrogateFest @midaspr

Brian McGilloway recognised with Highly Commended award. Ian Rankin and Mark Billingham rewarded for their outstanding contribution to crime fiction. Chris Whitaker said: ‘I began writing this book as a form of therapy after being mugged and stabbed. Without doubt this story saved my life, so to win this award feels like the most wonderful, dreamlike…

THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL 2021 ANNOUNCES FULL PROGRAMME | #Theakstoncrime | @HarrogateFest @midaspr

22-25 JULY 2021 | OLD SWAN HOTEL, HARROGATE Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival – the world’s largest and most prestigious celebration of crime fiction – has revealed its full programme bursting with unmissable talks and panel discussions featuring the hottest stars of crime fiction, curated by Festival Programming Chair Ian Rankin OBE. Tickets are available at https://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/ Taking…

NEW BLOOD 2021: Val McDermid picks crime fiction’s ones to watch | #TheakstonsCrime

The New Blood with Val McDermid 2021 panel will return at Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, 22-25 July 2021 The undisputed ‘Queen of Crime’ Val McDermid today reveals her top four ones to watch of crime fiction – all of whom will join her coveted ‘New Blood’ panel at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival on…

Créme de la crime : Shortlist revealed for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2021 | #TheakstonAward | @HarrogateFest

The six authors shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year are today unveiled after being chosen by a public vote and the prize Academy.  Now in its 17th year the most coveted prize in crime fiction – presented by Harrogate International Festivals – celebrates crime writing at its best, transporting readers around the world from…

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2021 Reveals Criminally Good Special Guest Line-Up Curated By Rebus Legend Ian Rankin | #TheakstonsCrime

Harrogate, 4 June 2021: Harrogate International Festivals is thrilled to reveal the killer Special Guest line-up for the world’s largest and most prestigious celebration of crime fiction, Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.  The legendary long weekend will be the first major literary event to take place physically following the Government’s expected lifting of restrictions in…

Longlist revealed for UK’s most prestigious crime writing prize | Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2021 | @HarrogateFest @midaspr | #TheakstonAward

Today, the longlist of the UK and Ireland’s most prestigious crime novel award is unveiled with literary legends and dynamic debuts in contention for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Now in its 17th year, the most coveted prize in crime fiction, presented by Harrogate International Festivals celebrates crime writing at its best.…

NEW BLOOD 2020 : Val McDermid tips crime fiction’s rising stars | @HarrogateFest @midaspr

Harrogate, Thursday 18 June 2020: The undisputed ‘Queen of Crime’ Val McDermid has unveiled the hotly tipped ‘New Blood’ authors for 2020, showcasing the year’s best breakout crime writing talent: –          Deepa Anappara – Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line (Chatto & Windus) –          Elizabeth Kay – Seven Lies (Sphere) –          Jessica Moor – Keeper (Penguin) –          Trevor Wood – The Man on the Street (Quercus) Since 2004, the best-selling Scottish…

Shortlist unveiled for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year – Vote for the final winner! | #TheakstonAward

THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2020: INTERNATIONAL SHORTLIST REVEALED FOR CRIME WRITING’S PREMIERE PRIZE You can cast your vote here: harrogatetheakstoncrimeaward.com Harrogate, Tuesday 9 June 2020: The shortlist for the 16th Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year has been announced, taking the reader on an international crime spree from New York to…

Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year : Longlist Revealed | @HarrogateFest @midaspr | #TheakstonAward

THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2020 LONGLIST REVEALED FOR UK’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS CRIME WRITING PRIZE Harrogate, 7 May 2020: Today, the longlist of the UK and Ireland’s most prestigious crime novel award is unveiled with literary legends and dynamic debuts in contention for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year……