Thursday 31 August 2017

#HullNoir ~ Crime Fiction Festival @HullNoir 17 - 19 November 2017

As part of “Tell the World”, season four of the UK City of Culture programme, Hull Noir (17th-19th November) celebrates the best of British and international crime fiction, the festival playing host to the prestigious Iceland Noir on their bi-annual travels from the festival’s home city of Reykjavik.

I was delighted to be asked to be one of the official bloggers for Hull Noir. Along with Susan from The Book Trail, who is also an official Hull Noir Blogger, I will be Tweeting, photographing, doing on-the-spot interviews and generally shouting very loudly from Hull that weekend!

Highlighting Hull’s crime fiction heritage from Get Carter author,Ted Lewis, through to the current crop of writers working in the city, the festival also brings crime fiction royalty to the city in the form of Martina Cole, Mark Billingham and John Connolly, rising stars such as Eva Dolan and Abir Mukherjee and much talked about fresh blood from the likes of Joseph Knox and Emma Flint.

Leading up to the festival, writers and crime fans can engage with workshops and reading groups in venues across the city.

From 13 November, Hull Independent Cinema are presenting a short season of exceptional crime films, focusing on Ted Lewis. Get Carter(1971) will be screened in a mini-series with the influential classic Point Blank and Shane Meadows’ gritty revenge thriller, Dead Man’s Shoes.

Check out the Crime Writing Workshops being held in partnership with Hull Libraries, an opportunity to take a close look at the must-have elements of story, plot, character and structure.
Working with a published crime author, these hands-on sessions are suitable for beginners and more experienced writers.


Find out more, including the full author list, details about every event and how to book tickets and accommodation at:


  1. Eeek! I will be jining you on the Sunday - Hubby has bought me a ticket (and travel/accommodation) for Birthday/Anniversary!

  2. This sounds like an incredible event!! Enjoy!