I came across this event by accident, when researching the author of my latest great crime thriller, Deon Meyer.
It seems that due to the large number of requests for signed books (and the impossibility to do this by mail), Deon is attending as many signings as possible, both in South Africa and abroad, during 2011.
His visit to the UK, is set to co-incide with Crimefest – The International Crime Fiction Convention. The event this year is scheduled to take place in Bristol UK, from Thursday 19th May 2011 through to Sunday 22nd May 2011.
CRIMEFEST is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. First organised in June 2008, CRIMEFEST is quickly becoming one of the most popular dates 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.
There is a whole raft, of some 50 or so, of our favourite crime/thriller fiction authors, appearing in a full programme of events, including: Deon Meyer, Ann Cleeves, Leigh Russell, Rebecca Tope and Simon Beckett, to name just a few.
General information can be found on the ‘welcome’ page of the Crimefest website and from there you can follow the link to the ‘buy tickets’ page, for more detailed information about the individual events and workshops.