BESTSELLERS AND FAN FAVOURITES CELEBRATED AS THE THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME
WRITING FESTIVAL REVEALS SPECIAL GUEST AUTHORS FOR 2024
Theakston Crime Harrogate International Festivals has announced the Special Guests for the 2024 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, the world’s largest and most prestigious celebration of crime fiction.
by bestselling crime writer and 2024 Festival
Programming Chair Ruth Ware, with the programming committee, the Special Guests on this
year’s programme include
global bestsellers and fan favourites Chris Carter, Jane Casey, Elly Griffiths,
Erin Kelly, Vaseem Khan, Dorothy Koomson, Shari Lapena, Abir Mukherjee, Liz
Nugent and Richard Osman.
to Harrogate for its 21st year, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival (18–21 July 2024) is a
highlight of the crime fiction
year, offering fans from around the world a unique opportunity to hear from the
biggest stars of the genre, discover exciting
new talent and enjoy a packed programme of panels, talks and inspiring creative workshops.
This year’s Special Guests include home-grown talent from around the UK, alongside exciting writers from Canada, Brazil and Ireland, in a thrilling celebration of the genre that highlights its strength, diversity and global appeal. Ruth Ware, bestselling author and 2024 Festival Programming Chair said: "I'm so proud of the incredible roster of special guests appearing at this year's Festival - together they showcase the strength, breadth and sheer excellence of the crime-writing landscape. Harrogate has always been a Festival with readers at its very heart, and there really is something for everyone in this glorious celebration of our brilliant and bloody genre."
Khan, award-winning author of the Baby Ganesh Agency series and the Malabar
House novels and last year’s Festival
Programming Chair, will open the Festival
in conversation with Abir
Mukherjee, author of the globally bestselling Wyndham & Banerjee series.
2024 Festival Programming Chair Ruth Ware
will interview author, producer and television presenter Richard Osman about
his multi-million copy
bestselling Thursday Murder Club series.
International bestseller Shari Lapena
visits from Canada to talk about her latest thriller What Have You Done with
Liz Nugent, winner of four Irish Book Awards and fellow Irish crime writer Jane
Casey will be in conversation
with Erin Kelly, whose highly anticipated
new novel The Skeleton Key is published in April.
name thriller writers Chris Carter, the bestselling author of the Robert Hunter
series, and Dorothy Koomson –
the ‘Queen of the Big Reveal’ – unveil their latest
novels and Festival favourite
Elly Griffiths will discuss her new standalone mystery The Last Word.
Theakston, Chairman of T&R Theakston Ltd, said: “It continues to be a privilege to support
best crime writing Festival as we have over the last 21
years. In that time,
we have had the great honour of hosting
crime writing legends from
across the globe as well as introducing brilliant new voices, and I am looking
forward to celebrating
what promises to be yet another wonderful Festival
with my festival friends over a pint of Theakston Old Peculier!”
Canavar, Chief Executive
of Harrogate International
Festivals, said: “The Theakston Old
Peculier Crime Writing
Festival turns 21 this year, and we
look forward to bringing another brilliant Festival
to Harrogate in celebration.
Ruth has curated a thrilling programme with every crime fiction reader at its heart. We look
forward to sharing the full programme in the coming months and cannot wait to
welcome everyone to the Festival
in the summer –
your first time or your
Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing
Festival is delivered by the north of
England’s leading arts Festival
organisation, Harrogate International Festivals and forms part of their
diverse year-round portfolio
of events, which aims to bring immersive cultural experiences to as many people
as possible. Classic Weekend Break Packages, Author Dinners and tickets for Creative
Thursday are on sale now. To book tickets,
please call +44(0)1423 562 303 or email email@example.com. More information about tickets and packages can be found
here. The full programme for this year’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival will be announced in Spring