Why are we so fascinated by crime? Is it the sheer horror? The gripping plots? The insight into the mind of the criminal? The mysterious twists and turns along the way to solving it? Whatever it is, we’re obsessed. Novels, films and TV shows surrounding crime are more popular than ever – and now there’s even a festival dedicated to it. Taking place this September in Central London is the Capital Crime Festival: the inaugural festival for all things crime and thriller.
Over 100 speakers will be there, from authors to filmmakers. Over the weekend you can hear Charles Cumming and Tom Bradby discuss modern espionage in ‘Are We Living in a Spy Novel?’, watch ‘The Genesis of An Idea’ to see Anthony Horowitz and Adam Hamdy build an idea from concept to pitch live on stage, and see crime and thriller novel titan Robert Harris interviewed by Steph McGovern. Also on the programme: David Baldacci, Lynda La Plante, Ian Rankin and Amanda Jennings, to name a few.
‘We’ve invited the best crime and thriller creatives; writers we all love to read and filmmakers we all love to watch,’ say co-founders Adam Hamdy and David Headley. ‘They create characters and storylines that blow us away, and we want you to meet them too. We’re thrilled to be launching Capital Crime and are excited about our amazing guest line-up. We look forward to welcoming crime and thriller fans from all over the world to London for what is sure to be a fun and entertaining festival experience.’
If you’re into all things crime and thriller, this is the festival you’ve been waiting for!
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26-28 September 2019
Grand Connaught Rooms, London WC2B 5DA
Tickets from £80-£150, visit capitalcrime.org