Crime writers in the UK in particular will be pleased to learn that The Times has linked with CrimeFest for 2010 to provide media coverage. The increased publicity this will bring for the genre is to be welcomed. The Times will also be covering the Crime Writers Association (CWA) Dagger awards, which includes the CWA Dagger in the Library, which yours truly was delighted to be long listed for in 2008.
Since it first came to the UK in 2008 CrimeFest has become an increasingly important and popular meeting in the crime fiction calendar. The annual convention draws top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers from around the world and gives delegates the opportunity to celebrate the genre in an informal atmosphere.
I'm pleased to say that I will be at CrimeFest 2010 which takes place in Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel between 20th - 23rd May 2010. I hope to see some of you there.