J. K. Rowling to Appear at Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival on July 18th

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Feb 17, 2014

Posted by Mel

On July 18th, J. K. Rowling will be appearing at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate for a discussion of the books she has written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith:

We are delighted to announce that J.K. Rowling, new to the crime genre under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, will be on the Harrogate stage with bestselling crime writer Val McDermid for a unique In Conversation event this July. This special event will take place at 7.30pm on Friday 18 July at the Royal Hall in Harrogate, and will be J.K Rowling’s first and only appearance this year as Robert Galbraith.* The Silkworm, featuring the return of private investigator Cormoran Strike, will be published in hardback by Little, Brown on 19 June 2014. McDermid said of Galbraith’s first crime novel ’ ˜The Cuckoo’s Calling reminds me why I fell in love with crime fiction in the first place’.

Tickets will go on sale March 17th, but you will only be able to get them over the phone or in person at the box office:

Tickets for all Special Guest events will be available to purchase from 10am on Monday 17th March 2014. Given the anticipated demand, Weekend Rover tickets and Individual Event Tickets to the Rowling/Galbraith event will not be made available online, but can be purchased by phone on 01423 562303 or in person from the Harrogate International Festivals Office at 32 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate HG1 1DB from the above on sale date/time. Tickets for this event will be limited to 3 per person, and will be available for box office collection only (full information on this will be provided at the time of booking).

You can read more about the event here.
Many thanks to SnitchSeeker for the tip.





5 Responses to J. K. Rowling to Appear at Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival on July 18th

Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Really wish I could be there...Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: In case anyone wondered, that really is spelt 'Peculier', not 'Peculiar'. It's the name of a (peculiar) beer.Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: (Peculiar in the old sense of 'distinctive', 'special'.)Avatar Imagezonkoltd says: Not a bad pint, either.Avatar ImageRosieW says: Oh how exciting! I hooe I can get a ticket.

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