Sunday, November 27, 2011

CrimeFest Announces its 2012 Preliminary Program

CrimeFest 2012

CrimeFest 2012 announced this past week the preliminary program for its annual crime convention, which will be held May 24th through 27th in Bristol (UK) and will celebrate its fifth year of operation.

Their killer line-up of featured crime novelists is scheduled to include Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, Sue Grafton, P. D. James and the writing team of Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström.

The convention regularly attracts top writers, readers, editors, publishers, agents and reviewers from around the world to celebrate the genre in an informal atmosphere. This year, the annual Crime Writing Workshop will be tutored by mystery author Janet Laurence, who will offer first-hand advice and tips for how to write a "killer" debut, with one-on-one feedback and entry into the CWA’s Debut Dagger Competition.

A special event this year will launch the novelization of the popular Danish crime drama Forbrydelsen, which aired as The Killing in the UK and was adapted under the same title in the US The event, in association with Pan Macmillan, will include an interview with David Hewson, responsible for the novelization, and surprise appearances from members of the show’s cast and production team.

For more information about CrimeFest 2012, visit their website at


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