Harrogate Crime Writing Festival
Mark Lawson reports from the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival, with Kate Atkinson on Jackson Brodie, Ruth Rendell and Jeanette Winterson on their relationship, and Val McDermid.
With Mark Lawson, who reports from this year's Harrogate Crime Writing Festival.
Ruth Rendell and Jeanette Winterson discuss their friendship, which began when Winterson was a house-sitter for Rendell in 1986. The writers also discuss crime plots, exercise regimes and mammoth book signing sessions.
Kate Atkinson turned to crime-writing with Case Histories, which has become a TV series with Jason Isaacs playing private investigator Jackson Brodie. Atkinson reveals her reluctance to call herself a crime-writer and why she often comes up with titles before stories.
For the second year running Denise Mina received the Novel of the Year award. But there were times when she feared her winning book wouldn't be published. Mina discusses rewriting her book in a weekend.
Val McDermid, Erin Kelly, David Mark, Steve Mosby and Nicci French - husband and wife duo Nicci Gerrard and Sean French - discuss debut writers and JK Rowling's The Cuckoo's Calling, writers' block and tweeting, pure evil and taking inspiration from real life events.
In front of an audience, Stuart MacBride, Catriona McPherson, Manda Scott and Cathi Unsworth reflect on how crime novels of the future could change, in the light of new technology and online developments.
Producer Claire Bartleet.
Main image: Ruth Rendell and Jeanette Winterson
The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson is published by Hammer
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson is published by Doubleday
Gods and Beasts by Denise Mina is published by Orion
Cross and Burn by Val McDermid is published by Little, Brown
The Burning Air by Erin Kelly is published by Hodder
Original Skin by David Mark is published by Quercus
Dark Room by Steve Mosby is published by Orion
Waiting for Wednesday by Nicci French is published by Michael Joseph
Close to the Bone by Stuart MacBride is published by Harper
Dandy Gilver and a Deadly Measure of Brimstone by Catriona McPherson is published by Hodder & Stoughton
Boudica: Dreaming The Eagle by Manda Scott is published by Bantam
Weirdo by Cathi Unsworth is published by Serpent's Tail
|Interviewed Guest||Ruth Rendell|
|Interviewed Guest||Jeanette Winterson|
|Interviewed Guest||Kate Atkinson|
|Interviewed Guest||Denise Mina|
|Interviewed Guest||Val McDermid|
|Interviewed Guest||Erin Kelly|
|Interviewed Guest||David Mark|
|Interviewed Guest||Steve Mosby|
|Interviewed Guest||Nicci Gerrard|
|Interviewed Guest||Sean French|
|Interviewed Guest||Stuart MacBride|
|Interviewed Guest||Catriona McPherson|
|Interviewed Guest||Manda Scott|
|Interviewed Guest||Cathi Unsworth|