Crime Fiction Takes Bristol by Storm: An Inside Look at CrimeFest 2023″
- The Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel will host CrimeFest, a four-day celebration of crime fiction from May 11th to May 14th, 2023.
- More than 150 authors, including Mark Billingham and Elly Griffiths, will participate in over 50 panels discussing different aspects of crime fiction.
- Nielsen book data show that sales of crime fiction are up 19% compared to pre-pandemic levels, with increased interest in cozy crime novels.
- Other topics that will be covered at the event include the James Bond franchise, society’s relationship with crime, and protagonists under pressure.
- 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.