Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My final words on Harrogate 2012

I've finished writing up all the panels I went to at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival 2012. You can read these here. I've added photos to the earlier posts including the Crime Novel of the Year ceremony (and a photo of Colin Dexter).

The programming chair (for 2013) returns to Val McDermid who did the first few years. Already announced are: Kate Atkinson, Charlaine Harris, Susan Hill and Ruth Rendell interviewed by Jeanette Winterson.

Hopefully half the authors invited will be women rather than just under a third as in 2012.

The dates for 2013 are 18-21 July.

(In case you're eager to know about the quiz - I joined the Crimesquad team (Agatha Christie's Pearl Necklace team name) and we came second by one point.)


Maxine Clarke said...

Congrats on the quiz result! And thank you again for all the great reports. I agree, it would be nice to see at least half women on the various panels and being interviewed, ideally more, better to reflect the proportion of authors and readers.

Eva Hudson said...

Wow - Kate Atkinson, that's great news. How early will we need to book?

Great reports on the sessions.