The second annual CRIMEFEST is being held in Bristol from 14th to 17th May . Guests this year include Anne Zouroudi, Michael Walters, Zoe Sharp, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Michael Connelly, Kate Ellis and Maxim Jakubowski, amongst others.
During a conversation with one of the organisors of Crimefest, I was interested to learn that although it is only the second Crimefest being held in the UK it is the organisors’ third event that they have had a hand in.
In 2006 Left Coast Crime – the massively popular US convention came to the UK for the first time. It too was held in Bristol as it could retain its title – that of Left Coast Crime. LCC organisers had spoken to Myles Allfrey and Adrian Muller (current co-hosts of Crimefest) and had their help in arranging this amazing event. The UK has never seen its like before and it made Myles and Adrian realise that there was a definite niche in the (more…)