13 December 2016

Upcoming crime fiction events for 2017

Here are some of the crime fiction related events taking place in Ireland and abroad in 2017. More details throughout the year...

UEA Live: Rory Gleeson
26 January 2017
Dragon Hall, King Street, Norwich
Free event with the Writers Centre Norwich. Irish writer Rory Gleeson talks about his debut novel Rockadoon Shore, due to be published in spring 2017.

Granite Noir
24 - 28 February 2017

Aye Write!
9 - 19 March 2017
Annual literary festival.

Portsmouth Book Festival
11 - 24 March 2017
This year's festival has several crime fiction-related sessions, including talks on the Golden Age of crime fiction and Arthur Conan Doyle's life, and The Deadly Dames on female detectives past and present.

CWA Edinburgh
21 - 23 April 2017
Annual conference (Crime Writers' Association members only).

Chiplit Festival
27 - 30 April 2017
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Big names in previous years include Lee Child, Mark Billingham and Paula Hawkins.

18 - 21 May 2017
First organised in June 2008, Crimefest is one of the most popular dates in the international crime fiction calendar, drawing top writers, readers, publishers and reviewers from around the world.

International Literature Festival
20 - 28 May 2017
Formerly known as the Dublin Writers Festival.

Focal Literary Festival
May 2017 TBA

Dark and Stormy
May 2017 TBA
Crime events held in conjunction with the annual festival in England. Exact dates to be confirmed.

22 - 25 June 2017
Kells, County Meath
Now in its fifth year, this is a rebranding of the annual Hay Festival Kells. The 2016 line up featured writers from the Irish crime fiction scene including Jax Miller, Liz Nugent and Vanessa Ronan.

Borris House Festival of Ideas
9 - 11 June 2017
Borris, County Carlow
This "summertime festival for the cuturally curious" brings together authors, artists, musicians, historians, journalists and the odd crime fiction writer or two.

Agatha Christie: A Reappraisal
19 - 20 June 2017
Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge
Academic conference. Confirmed keynote speakers include Julius Green (author of Curtain Up: Agatha Christie: A Life in Theatre) and Merja Makinen (author of Agatha Christie: Investigating Femininity).

Belfast Book Festival
June 2017
Dates and speakers to be confirmed.

Dalkey Book Festival
June 2017
Last year's line-up included crime fiction writers Declan Hughes and John Connolly.

BGE Irish Book Awards (submissions)
June 2017
Submissions open for the 2017 awards, including the Crime Fiction category.

11 - 15 July 2017
Grand Hyatt, New York
The annual conference of the International Thriller Writers. The 2017 line-up includes Lee Child, Lisa Gardner, Heather Graham and John Lescroart.

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival
July 2017
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
The line-up already includes Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Peter May, Stuart MacBride and Kathy Reichs..

Edinburgh International Book Festival
12 - 28 August 2017
Includes dozens of crime fiction events. Programme launch is in June.

St Hilda's Crime and Mystery Weekend
August 2017
Author Lee Child was last year's guest of honour.

Bloody Scotland
8 - 10 September 2017
Last year's line-up featured Stuart Neville and Steve Cavanagh.

Cheltenham Literary Festival
6 - 15 October 2017
Among those appearing at last year's festival were Asking For It author Louise O'Neill, John Banville, Paula Hawkins, Frederick Forsyth and Clare Mackintosh.

Red Line Book Festival
11 - 15 October 2017
The annual festival around south Dublin usually features sessions on Irish crime fiction.

12 - 15 October 2017

Something Wicked
October 2017
Malahide, County Dublin
The now annual crime fiction festival, usually on the bank holiday weekend at the end of October.

Killer Women Crime Writing Festival
October 2017
Line up and dates to be confirmed. Last year's speakers at Shoreditch Town Hall in London included Mark Billingham, Ann Cleeves, Martina Cole and Val McDermid.

Dublin Book Festival
November 2017
Dates and speakers to be confirmed.

BGE Irish Book Awards
November 2017
The awards night in Dublin.

Iceland Noir Crime Fiction Festival
November 2017