Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

16th July 2014

The 2014 Festival will take place on 17-20 July 2014 at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate.

On Saturday 19th July 2014, at 3.30pm Charles Cumming will be taking part in a discussion entitled “How Safe Is Your Smartphone?”: From Wikileaks to Edward Snowden, the public has been given glimpses into a world of international espionage that increasingly resembles the most hi-tech of thrillers, raising issues of privacy, security and trust. Chair Hilary Bonner asks Charles Cumming, Terry Hayes, Alan Judd and Tom Wood, four writers of globe-trotting, spy-filled thrillers, to discuss their work, their research, and how they maintain their fictional footing on such ever-advancing technological terrain.

Tickets are £10 and can be bought here.

2014 also marks the tenth year of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, for which Elly Griffiths has been shortlisted for Dying Fall. The award, run in partnership with T & R Theakston, WHSmith and Radio Times, was created to celebrate the very best in crime writing and is open to British and Irish authors whose novels were published in paperback over the previous twelve months. The winning author receives a cash prize of £3000 and a handmade, engraved beer barrel provided by Theakstons Old Peculier.

The winner will be announced during the festival.

Related Books

A Colder War

A Colder War

HarperCollins, 2014
Dying Fall

Dying Fall

Quercus, 2013