Saturday, 28 February 2015

Jo Nesbø launch at Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

Jo Nesbo, one of the world’s leading crime writers, who dominats the bestseller charts and is published in 40 countries, is heading to Harrogate.  Nesbo will appear on April 8 at the Old Swan Hotel at a special launch event with the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, where the full 2015 festival programme will be revealed.  

The number one best-selling author of the Harry Hole series set in Oslo will discuss his new thriller, Blood on Snow on the eve of its publication with acclaimed broadcaster Mark Lawson. They’ll also discuss the globally popular Harry Hole books, soon to be turned into a film.  

Nesbo has made appearances at the Festival in 2008 and 2010 but it was his appearance as a Special Guest at the 2012 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival that became one of the largest events in the festival’s history.  

This one off evening with the King of Scandinavian crime also offers the chance to be one of the very first to get your hands on a copy of Blood on Snow as it is not released until the 9 April. Jo Nesbo will also be signing books after the event.  

Simon Theakston, Executive Director of T&R Theakston, said: “It’s an incredible coup that Jo Nesbo is coming to Harrogate on the eve of the publication of his much anticipated new thriller. He is only doing a tiny handful of appearances in the UK, so it’s a great indication of the reputation we now have as the crime writing capital of Europe. We’re also delighted to host our official launch party on the night to announce the full 2015 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival which is hosted at the Old Swan Hotel this July, a murderously good event considered to be the best of its kind in the world.”  

Sharon Canavar, CEO of Harrogate International Festivals, said: “We’re delighted Theakstons is supporting this unique one-off event with an international star attraction. Theakstons long-standing and on-going support of our arts charity allows us to deliver year-round programmes and one-off events throughout the year, enhancing our cultural offer for residents and tourists alike.”  

Join the crime writer, rock star and former professional football player at this exclusive pre-publication event.  

Tickets are now on sale, £13 per person. Please note that all bookings are subject to a £1.75 transaction fee.

Ann Chadwick
Director, Cause UK

M: 07534892715

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