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2021 2021

2021 St Hilda’s College Crime Fiction Weekend

18:00 to 13:00
Times to be confirmed
Whether in situ or online, or a combination of the two, the 28th St Hilda's College Crime Fiction Weekend will celebrate that fictional city of dreaming spires and nightmarish crimes: Oxford, the capital of crime fiction.

Ours is a weekend with a difference. Launched at St Hilda's in 1994, it offers crime fiction fans from all over the world the unique experience of hearing their favourite authors exploring the genre, their own work, and the writers who inspired them.
This year, look forward to uncovering some uncomfortable home truths in the company of speakers including:

Lucy Atkins  Ghosts of Oxford: revisiting and reworking Oxford and its literary past in Magpie Lane
Jane Casey  'Let's have one other gaudy night': Lord Peter Wimsey's Oxford
Philip Gooden  JC Masterman: King of the Double Cross
Mick Herron   Oxford Crime: an A-Z    
Carolyn Kirby  Nightmared Spires: finding the Gothic in Oxford novels
Cara Hunter  In the shadow of Morse: writing new crime for the old city
Jean Harker  Michael Innes, Oxford Insider
Peter Kemp  Colleges and Corpses: Oxford in Crime Fiction
Val McDermid  Daft, Donnish, Delightful: the detective fiction of Edmund Crispin
Maria Rejt  ReMorseful Oxford
Emma Smith  From Hamlet to Hamlet, Revenge: Shakespeare and Detective Fiction
Veronica Stallwood  It depends what you mean by “Oxford”

The weekend shall be chaired by Alison Joseph and Jake Kerridge and feature a new, and dastardly, Whodunnit by Andrew Taylor The Case Of The Cambridge Corpse.

The live sessions will take place on Friday evening, Saturday daytime, and Sunday morning (GMT) and we aim to make the full event, however it takes place, accessible online. 
Full timings, booking link, and other surprises Coming Soon.

Stay up-to-date @hildascrime or email development.office@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk