Crime Fiction Takes Bristol by Storm: An Inside Look at CrimeFest 2023″

  1. The Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel will host CrimeFest, a four-day celebration of crime fiction from May 11th to May 14th, 2023.
  2. More than 150 authors, including Mark Billingham and Elly Griffiths, will participate in over 50 panels discussing different aspects of crime fiction.
  3. Nielsen book data show that sales of crime fiction are up 19% compared to pre-pandemic levels, with increased interest in cozy crime novels.
  4. Other topics that will be covered at the event include the James Bond franchise, society’s relationship with crime, and protagonists under pressure.
  5. David Heska Wanbli Weiden, winner of last year’s CrimeFest Specsavers Debut Crime Novel award, will participate in a panel with Jónína Leósdóttir, Icelandic novelist, playwright, and former spouse of the Prime Minister of Iceland.

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