Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival


21 July 2022 - 24 July 2022    
All Day


The Old Swan Hotel
Swan Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2SR

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Brought to you by Harrogate International Festivals and Theakston Brewery, Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival is the largest and most prestigious crime writing festival in the world.

Join us at The Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate for a celebration of the genre unlike any other literary festival. We offer a world class line-up of the biggest names and most exciting new talent in crime fiction, appearing as part of an incredible programme which features creative workshops, unique author talks and enlightening panels.

Thursday 21 July – Creative Thursday & Theakston Old Peculier Crime Awards and Party

Friday 22 July – Special Guests including Paula Hawkins, Tess Gerritsen and Michael Connelly, five author panels, author dinner (murder mystery dinner)

Saturday 23 July – Special Guests including Lucy Foley, C.L Taylor, Val McDermid, John Connolly, Kathy Reichs and Mark Billingham, five authors panels, author dinner (murder mystery dinner) and late night quiz

Sunday 24 -July Special Guests Lynda La Plante and Charlie Higson, and author panel Moments in Crime (finish at 1pm)

Tickets are available for individual events and weekend packages. Prices vary depending on event – check website for details

Booking:   or call 01423 562 303. Book in person at our box office (32 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate, HG1 1DB).

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