Event

Noirwich Crime Writing Festival 2017 - season ticket

14 - 17 September 2017
Norwich
4 days
£86 / students £66

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We're thrilled to welcome six world-class headlining authors to this year's Noirwich Crime Writing Festival. 

Season tickets are available now! 

Buy your season ticket now and gain access to all Noirwich 2017 events (excluding workshops). Full programme, including workshops and family-friendly fringe events, to be announced soon.

  • General admission £86 (save 14% on buying individual tickets)
  • Concession (Over 65s, disabled, carers, jobseekers and Go4Less card holders) £77 (save 23% on buying individual tickets)
  • Full-time student £6(save 34% on buying individual tickets)

Workshops, more author events and the family-friendly Noirwich fringe will be announced shortly. Visit noirwich.co.uk for regular updates.

About the writers

Mark Billingham

Mark Billingham is one of the UK's most acclaimed and popular crime writers. He has twice won the Theakston s Old Peculier Award for Best Crime Novel and also won the Sherlock Award for Best Detective Created by a British Author. His books, which include the critically acclaimed Tom Thorne series, have been translated into twenty-five languages and have sold over four million copies. He lives in London. Website

Martina Cole

Martina Cole is the acknowledged queen of crime drama. Her most recent novel, The Good Life, was a No. 1 bestseller in the long line of No. 1 bestselling and phenomenally successful novels she has to her name. Several of Martina’s novels have been adapted for the screen, most recently The Take and The Runaway, which were shown on Sky One to remarkable reviews. In addition, Two Women and The Graft have been adapted for the stage; both were highly acclaimed when performed at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, which also staged Dangerous Lady in 2012, celebrating twenty years since Martina’s debut novel was published

Martina Cole is a phenomenon. She continues to smash sales records with each of her books, which have sold in excess of fourteen million copies in total. In 2011 Martina surpassed the £50 million sales mark since records began and was the first British female novelist for adult audiences to achieve this. Website

Arne Dahl

Arne Dahl is the pen name of Jan Arnald, an internationally-known Swedish crime author and literary critic. His writing can also be seen in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. He published Barbarer (2001) and Maria och Artur (2006) under his own name, but under his pseudonym he has written the A-gruppen (Intercrime) series, involving the A-team, a group highly trained in dealing with criminal cases in Sweden.

Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK – juggling writing books, TV series, films, plays and journalism. Anthony has written over 40 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, which is estimated to have sold 19 million copies worldwide. Anthony is also an acclaimed writer for adults: including two new Sherlock Holmes novels; The House of Silk (2011) and Moriarty (2014), a continuation James Bond novel; Trigger Mortis (2015), and his latest standalone novel, Magpie Murders (2016). 2017 will see the release of The Word is Murder, the first of a series of detective novels. He is also responsible for creating and writing some of the UK’s most beloved and successful television series’, producing the first seven episodes of Midsomer Murders and writing and creating the award-winning drama series Foyle’s War.

Anthony regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines on subjects ranging from politics to education and is on the board of the Old Vic Theatre. He has been a patron to East Anglia Children’s Hospices and the anti-bullying charity, Kidscape, since 2008.  In 2014, he was awarded an OBE for his services to literature. Website

Stuart MacBride

Stuart MacBride was born in Dumbarton near Glasgow but grew up in Aberdeen. He is the number one bestelling author of several novels featuring DS Logan McRae. He has been shortlisted for the Theakstons’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award twice. Stuart won the 2007 CWA Dagger in the Library, awarded for a body of work, and was named Best Breakthrough Author at the 2008 ITV Crime Thriller Awards. Website

Val McDermid

Val McDermid is one of the biggest names in crime writing. Her novels have been translated into 30 languages and sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Val has created many notable characters such as journalist Lindsay Gordon; the private investigator, Kate Brannigan; and psychologist, Tony Hill. Her books include three main series: Lindsay Gordon, Kate Brannigan, and, beginning in 1995, the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series, the first entry in which, The Mermaids Singing, won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year. The Hill ⁄Jordan series was adapted for the highly successful television drama; Wire in the Blood, starring Robson Green. Website


The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival is an annual celebration bringing together superstar crime authors, exciting new talent and fans of all things crime fiction. Taking place across four days, the festival includes workshops for aspiring writers, live performances at the Norwich Arts Centre and family-friendly Fringe events.