2020 Featured Guests
2019 CWA Diamond Dagger recipient
Lynda La Plante
UK Guest of Honour
US Guest of Honour
Gala Dinner ToastrixZoë Sharp
Ghost of HonourDick Francis
with Simon Brett, Jenny Dereham and Felix Francis
Interviews with Guest Authors
Presentations of the CRIMEFEST Awards
In addition, there will be some forty author panels with more than a hundred participating authors, a crime writing workshop, a pitch-an-agent strand, and much more.
Visit the AUTHORS & DELEGATES page for the most up-to-date line-up.
Venue: Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2EL, United Kingdom
The Full CRIMEFEST Pass will incrementally go up to £200. The full pass includes admission to all panels and a CRIMEFEST delegate bag with books and a programme. (Visit XE Currency Converter for approximate international prices)
First organised in June 2008, CRIMEFEST is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. It has not only become one of the biggest crime fiction events in Europe, but is also one of the most popular dates in the international crime fiction calendar. The annual convention was featured as one of ‘the best crime writing festivals around the world’ in the Guardian and one of ‘the 50 Best Festivals’ in The Independent. CRIMEFEST draws top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers from around the world and gives delegates the opportunity to celebrate the genre in a friendly, informal and inclusive atmosphere.
We look forward to seeing you in 2020.
Donna Moore & Adrian Muller,
Co-Hosts of CRIMEFEST.
Authors listed as participating may be subject to change beyond the control of the organisers.
Passes and tickets have the following cancellation fees:
– 15% up to 31 January
– 25% from 1 February – 30 April
– 50% from 1 May onwards
– no refund on Gala Dinner tickets after 21 April
To avoid any cancellation fees tickets may be transferred at no cost (subject to the discretion of the organisers)
CRIMEFEST’s stated aim is to give all delegates the opportunity to celebrate the genre in a friendly, informal and inclusive atmosphere. Attendees are asked to respect commonsense rules for public behaviour, personal interaction, common courtesy and the rights of others. CRIMEFEST supports diversity and free speech, and all attendees are expected to be considerate of others. Comments and views expressed by interviewers, interviewees, moderators and panellists during CRIMEFEST are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the organisers.