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Murder One, Ireland’s International Crime Writing Festival, Returns 4 – 9 October 2022

Writing.ie | Guest Bloggers | From the Front Row

Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin

Mick Herron, Ann Cleeves, Lisa Jewell and Lucy Worsley head the line-up for Ireland’s leading crime writing festival.

Murder One, Ireland’s International Crime Writing Festival is back with a bang from 4-9 October with a host of in person and online events, with some of crime fiction’s most wanted authors.

After two years online, Ireland’s celebration of the genre returns at a new venue, Dun Laoghaire’s stunning dlr LexIcon Library and Cultural Centre, just south of Dublin.

Many events will still be live-streamed online, with several online-only events, including a masterclass with Peter James police adviser ex Chief Super Graham Bartlett, plus online interviews with US greats, Laura Lippman and Jean Hanff Korelitz.

Cultural historian and TV presenter, Lucy Worsley, will be discussing her latest biography of Agatha Christie while man of the moment, Mick Herron, talks to fellow crime author Declan Hughes about his latest novel, Bad ActorsAnn Cleeves will be discussing her latest Vera Stanhope mystery, while Steve Cavanagh and Lisa Jewell also headline. Award winners Vaseem Khan and Nadine Matheson will be joining the cream of Irish crime writing talent including Catherine Ryan Howard, Brian McGilloway, Andrea Mara, Edel Coffey and Sinead Crowley among those appearing on a range of hot-topic panels. 

From twists to hardboiled courtroom drama, the festival promises to grip audiences as the plot unfolds across three days at Dun Laoghaire’s LexIcon Library and Cultural Centre or live online.

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Murder One is run by bestselling crime author Sam Blake, who together with festival director Bert Wright, has established Murder One on the Irish festival circuit.

Sam Blake explains, “Murder One is supported this year by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries as well as The Arts Council and Dublin City of Literature – it’s a festival all about readers and post pandemic, when reading became such an important distraction, we want to re-introduce you to the irreplaceable experience of live author events while retaining an online presence to widen access for those who find it difficult to attend festivals.”

All tickets can be booked, for in person and online. Visit www.murderone.ie for booking details or follow @MurderOneFest on Twitter.

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