Crwys-Williams, who is well-known for her influential weekly book show on Talk Radio 702
, interviewing various authors of interest, saw an opportunity to delve a little deeper into the huge crime genre which inspired The Bloody Book Week
, funded out of her own pocket in 2011.
“With generous sponsorship from the Sunday Times
, we’ve been able to market the five day festival on a much bigger scale and it’s enabled us to put up a great website
and to do so much more,” says Crwys Williams.
Now in its second year, The Bloody Book Week
festival features journalists, forensic specialists and best-selling crime writers, inviting book lovers to join a series of tutorials and discussions on the art of crime writing.
The festival line-up includes international crime fiction icons such as Mark Gimenez, John Connolly, and Jeffrey Deaver together with Books LIVE
members, Andrew Brown, Mike Nicol and Jassy Mackenzie.
One of the festival highlights promises to be The Bloody Book Week
Masterclass which teaches one how to write their own crime fiction novel - hosted by Mike Nicol alongside Jeffrey Deaver and John Connolly – apt for those who have an affinity for ‘murder, mystery and mayhem’.
Mandy Wiener, whose book Killing Kebble
made the shortlist at the 2012 Sunday Times Literary Awards
will also be joining this year’s crime experts in literature.The Bloody Book Week
festival runs from 31 July to 05 August and will be hosted across venues in Johannesburg.
For more information and a festival programme visit The Bloody Book Week’s