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On Sunday 5th December, Newcastle Noir 2021 will celebrate the best in contemporary crime writing. Rooted in the North East of England, this one-day, in person literary festival at Newcastle City Library will bring together writers from the North East, across the UK and further afield. Throughout the day, there will be eight panels, each exploring a different aspect of crime writing with your favourite authors.

In The Line of Duty with Robert Scragg, Howard Linskey and Tariq Ashkanani explores what makes a great fictional detective and our fascination with watching them uncover the truth; best-selling authors LJ Ross, Judith O’Reilly and Fiona Erskine reveal aspects of their lives before turning to crime fiction and how these earlier experiences may have influenced their work; and the day also includes sessions with Ann Cleeves and SJ Watson, Rob Parker and SE Moorhead, and Chris McGeorge and DL Marshall.

Thought-provoking authors Michael J Malone, Louise Beech and Sarah Sultoon examine how bringing the reader face to face with the shocking and unthinkable requires great skill and sensitivity. After exploring darkly atmospheric and chilling tales with a grippingly Gothic touch with Matt Wesolowski and ES Thomson, the festival wraps up with three writers who dare to be different – Mari Hannah, Trevor Wood and Harriet Tyce.

Newcastle Noir takes place at Newcastle City Library on Sunday 5th December

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