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Aug Aug
2023 2023

2023 Crime Fiction Weekend

10:00 to 18:00

Celebrations: innocent parties, guilty pleasures
 

From the ‘Wedding Killer’ in Val McDermid’s Insidious Intent to Agatha Christie’s Sparkling Cyanide where death stalks the guests at a fancy dinner in the West End, celebrated crime writers have made innocent parties the focus of dark deeds.

Join us for our 30th St Hilda’s Crime Fiction Weekend featuring an award-winning group of crime writers who will explore the works and psychological insights of their favourite writers to find out just why it can all go so wrong, when we are bent on enjoying ourselves.

Guest of Honour: Robert Goddard

Winner of the coveted CWA Diamond Dagger award (2018) and one of Britain’s most highly-respected crafters of intelligent, elegant crime novels. Author of the BBC 2 Between the Covers hit, The Fine Art of Invisible Detection, Robert’s latest novel, This is the Night They Come For You, was released in March 2022.

'The world's greatest storyteller' THE GUARDIAN

'One of the finest crime writers of any generation' DAILY MAIL

Our speakers:

Alexandra Benedict
Chris Brookmyre
Jane Casey
Fiona Cummins
Philip Gooden
Vaseem Khan
Winnie M Li
Val McDermid
Richard Osman 
Charlotte Philby
Imogen Robertson
Alex Wheatle
Andrew Wilson
 

Join us in person or online, with accommodation available in our stunning new buildings with the best views in Oxford.

Accommodation Packages
We have exclusive accommodation packages for those of you who wish to stay in St Hilda's for the full Crime Fiction Weekend experience – including two magnificent dinners. This is only for those who have booked their ticket to attend the Crime Fiction Weekend in person; the link to book accommodation will be included in your conference booking confirmation email.

Prices:

- Single Ensuite Bed & Breakfast (Friday 12 August – Sunday 14 August, 2 nights with breakfast ) plus Friday to Sunday dining ( Friday reception dinner & wine, Saturday lunch, Saturday reception, dinner & wine, and Sunday lunch)
Total cost = £300

- Twin Ensuite Bed & Breakfast (Friday 12 August – Sunday 14 August, 2 nights with breakfast ) plus Friday to Sunday dining, ( Friday reception dinner & wine, Saturday lunch, Saturday reception dinner & wine, and Sunday lunch) price for two people.
Total cost = £552

Dining Options only

- Friday - Reception dinner & wine. Total cost = £41
- Saturday - Lunch, and reception dinner & wine. Total cost = £67
- Sunday - Lunch. Total cost = £21.50
- Friday to Sunday ( Including Friday reception dinner & wine, Saturday lunch, Saturday reception dinner, and wine and Sunday lunch) Total cost = £128

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