Michael Connelly headlines new Dublin crime festival

News - Festivals Monday, 03 September 2018

Murder One takes place from 2-4 November

Michael Connelly, Lynda La Plante, Peter James, Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, Clare Mackintosh, Lisa Jewell, Ruth Ware, Mick Herron and Robert Goddard will be among the stars of Murder One, the new crime writing festival to be staged in Dublin from 2 to 4 November. From the Irish crime writing scene, the festival will feature authors including Liz Nugent, Jane Casey, and Karen Perry.

La Plante's event will be an interactive workshop hosted by Think Forensic, introducing fans to a crime based on the plot of the author's thriller Murder Mile, and inviting them to help the team solve it.

The festival is directed by Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin of Writing.ie and Bert Wright, formerly of Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival and currently curator of the Dublin Festival of History and the DLR Voices Series. It takes place with partners Dublin City Libraries, Dublin City Events, and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.

O'Loughlin said: "As Sam Blake I've take part in many crime writing events, but as a curator I've programmed even more, and I'm constantly delighted by the passion and enthusiasm of Irish crime fans. In addition to my fellow Irish crime writers, we are pulling in some major international names to make our first Murder One year unforgettable."


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