Authors must be registered for a full CRIMEFEST pass to qualify for a panel slot and must be commercially published in the UK in the English language to be eligible for a panel.
Authors attending CRIMEFEST from abroad will be offered two panels. The organisers aim—but cannot guarantee—to offer debut authors two panels.
Translated authors commercially published in English in the UK are welcome and are eligible for panels. (Please contact the CRIMEFEST organisers first if a translator might be required.)
Authors will be offered a place on one or more panels anytime between Thursday and Sunday afternoon.
Authors with recent publications (June 2019/July 2020) receive priority, but the aim is to give everyone at least one panel. Where possible, authors with two panels will be scheduled on consecutive days.
Panel suggestions are welcome but cannot be guaranteed to be used in the programme.