Thursday, December 13, 2007
2008 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival
"The programme for the 2008 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival has been launched in a glittering event at the Crown Hotel, Harrogate. Author and programming chair, Simon Kernick welcomed everyone to the event, along with Simon Theakston, title sponsor. Among the highlights announced is a special appearance by reclusive bestseller Andy McNab. Other special guests include local boy, Peter Robinson, as well as Robert Crais, Jeffery Deaver and Tess Gerritsen who will appear alongside panels discussing themes in crime fiction and a brand new late night panel for 2008, The Balloon Game, hosted by Radio 4's Mark Lawson"