With Keeping Faith, Hidden, Bang and Hinterland, Wales is gaining a reputation for the creation of top-notch crime drama for our screens. But our crime writing isn't limited to telly - and indeed writers like Matthew Hall of Keeping Faith, and Phil Rowlands of current S4C hit Pili Pala, often write novels first, and continue to write novels alongside screenplays.
Now crime writers tend to be an organized bunch, so it's no surprise that the crime writers of Wales have formed a collective, Crime Cymru. And next weekend, one of Wales's best loved literary festivals, Crickhowell Literary Festival, is generously giving a whole day to Crime Writing From Wales on Saturday, 28th September.
Sessions will include: for writers - should you traditionally or self-publish; Welsh Crime International: how three crime writers with Welsh heritage write from and about sometime sunnier climes...; what kind of detectives work best; historical crime; women on screen and from book to screenplay.
You can book tickets here: https://cricklitfest.co.uk/events/2019-09-28/
The festival features a full nine days of author events and workshops, with offers for all tastes and the full programme is here: https://cricklitfest.co.uk/ More stories