2021 St Hilda’s College Crime Fiction Weekend
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 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.