Noirwich Crime Writing Festival

The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival is the region’s largest annual celebration of crime writing and one of the fastest growing literary festivals in the UK.

Each year, the world’s biggest crime writers – and their fans – converge on the medieval streets of Norwich UNESCO City of Literature for a four-day spectacular of readings, Q&A panels, book signings and creative writing workshops.

Catch-up on author events from the 2021 Festival — featuring Megan Abbott, Steph Cha, David Peace and more → 

We are delighted to partner with independent bookseller Jarrold Books for another year of Noirwich Crime Writing Festival. Their special Noirwich online shop stocks the latest books from all Noirwich 2021 writers. Browse here →

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Each year the National Centre for Writing and University of East Anglia work together to bring you some of the most talented, exciting and fresh voices in crime writing. Your generosity will mean that Noirwich Crime Writing Festival can continue year on year to create innovative and inclusive events.

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Programme partners:

National Centre for Writing    UEA University of East Anglia

Festival Sponsor:

Supported by Arts Council England, Jarrold, Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council, Norwich BID and Norwich the City of Stories.