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Noirwich 2020



Thursday 10 September 2020 - Sunday 13 September 2020

Event Category:

Normal, Workshops and public seminars

Thursday 10 - Sunday 13 September

Noirwich: the perfect crime writing festival

Through author discussions, creative writing workshops and newly commissioned writing we will celebrate the very best voices in crime writing today and investigate the ways in which this genre can help us make sense of today's world.

Our first headline writer for this year's Noirwich Crime Writing Festival is multi-award-winning US crime writer and prestigious screenwriter, Attica Locke.

Attica is the author of the 2018 Edgar Award winner Bluebird, Bluebird; Pleasantville, which won the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction and was long-listed for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction; Black Water Rising, which was nominated for an Edgar Award; and The Cutting Season, a national bestseller and winner of the Ernest J Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. She is also a television writer and producer, most recently for When They See Us (Netflix) and the adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere (Amazon Prime).

Attica will present this year's Noirwich Lecture, a highlight of the Festival each year which puts crime writing under the microscope within the context of today's society. Past Lectures have been given by Val McDermid, Arne Dahl and George Alagiah.

More details to be announced soon – please visit the Noirwich website for more details as they are available.