Events


Crime fiction events in Ireland and further afield in 2017


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

Noir at the Bar, Edinburgh
8 February 2017
The Wash Bar, North Bank Street, Edinburgh, 8 p.m.

Granite Noir
24 - 28 February 2017
Aberdeen

Aye Write!
9 - 19 March 2017
Glasgow's 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.

Deal Noir
25 March 2017
Takes place at The Landmark Centre, Deal, UK.

Quais Du Polar
31 March – 2 April 2017
Annual French festival in Lyon.

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.

Newcastle Noir
28 – 30 April 2017
Takes place at Newcastle’s Literary & Philosophical Society in the north of England.

Crimefest
18 - 21 May 2017
First organised in June 2008, Crimefest in Bristol 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
Dublin festival formerly known as the Dublin Writers Festival.

Focal Literary Festival
May 2017 TBA
Wexford.

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

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

Belfast Book Festival
7 June 2017 onwards
Includes numerous crime fiction related panels and workshops.

Dalkey Noir
12 June 2017
The rise of female thriller writers.

Agatha Christie: A Reappraisal
19 - 20 June 2017
Academic conference at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. 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).

Hinterland
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.

Captivating Criminality Network
29 June - 1 July 2017
The CCN will hold its fourth UK conference at Bath Spa University. The theme of the academic converence is "Crime Fiction: Detection, Public and Private, Past and Present".

Rebusfest
30 June – 2 July 2017
Edinburgh hosts a celebration of Ian Rankin's Rebus books on the 30th anniversary of the publication of the first novel in the series.

Belfast Book Festival
7 - 17 June 2017

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

Thrillerfest
11 - 15 July 2017
The Grand Hyatt, New York, is the venue for 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
20 - 23 July 2017
Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The line-up already includes Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Peter May, Stuart MacBride and Kathy Reichs.

Boyle Arts Festival: Crime Panel
22 July 2017

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
18 - 20 August 2017
Oxford
This year's theme is the role of location in crime fiction.

Bloody Scotland
8 -10 September 2017
Sterling. This year's line-up includes Liz Nugent, Stuart Neville and Steve Cavanagh.

Noirwhich
14 - 17 September 2017
The annual festival takes places across three venues in the English city of Norwich, including the 15th-century, Grade 1 listed Dragon Hall.

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 in Tallaght and around south Dublin usually features sessions on Irish crime fiction.

Boucheron
12 - 15 October 2017
Toronto.

Noireland
27 - 29 October 2017
Europa Hotel, Belfast. The inaugural festival features  Brian McGilloway, Adrian McKinty, Eoin McNameeStuart Neville, Liz Nugent, Benjamin Black, Jo Spain, Claire McGowan, Anthony Quinn, Andrea Carter and Steve Cavanagh. International authors taking part include Sophie Hannah, Arne Dahl and Abir Mukherjee.

Something Wicked
29 October 2017
Malahide, County Dublin. This year's festival includes a panel discussion on "Irish historical crime" with Joe Joyce, Michael Russell and Andrew Hughes.

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

2018 events

Ennis Book Club Festival
2-4 March 2018
Includes a "crime night" with Andrea Carter and Liz Nugent, and John Connolly in conversation with RTE broadcaster Rick O'Shea.