This year the National Crime Writing week is due to take place between 13th and 19th June 2011. National Crime Writing Week is a week of events celebrating crime writing. As part of National Crime Writing Week I shall be taking part in a debate on the judging process.
London South Bank University in association with The Culture, Writing and Performance Department within the Faculty of Arts and Human Science are hosting a day whole event surrounding crime fiction. The event “Meet the Authors: Choosing the Best in Crime and Mystery Fiction” will take place on Thursday 16 June 2011.
The event is due to start at 12:30pm and authors Frances Fyfield, Belinda Bauer, S J Bolton, Natasha Cooper, Chris Fowler and Gerald O’Donovan will be in attendance. The first panel "What's in a prize?” will start at 13:30 and will include authors Belinda Bauer, S J Bolton and Gerald O’Donovan alongside Transworld editor Sarah Adams and publicist Patsy Irwin and they will be discussing the mysteries of being nominated, the effects of being short-listed and what happens when you win. The panel will be moderated by Margaret Kinsman.
The second panel is entitled “What’s in the judging process?” where alongside Christopher Fowler, Zoe Watkins and David Wilkerson I shall be talking about what it is like to act as a judge for a literary prize. The panel will be moderated by crime writer Natasha Cooper, a former Chairman of the CWA and a former CWA judge. The second panel is due to start at 15:30pm.
At 17:00 Barry Forshaw a former CWA Gold Dagger judge and a distinguished crime fiction critic will interview author Frances Fyfield.
More information on the event and booking information can be found here. Information about other events can also be found on the CWA Website.