Crime Fiction Weekend

12-14 August 2022, St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford.


A crime fiction weekend like no other – from its beginnings in 1994 the St Hilda’s Crime Fiction Weekend has drawn readers from all over the world to Oxford (including members of WiO) to hear their favourite authors explore the genre and discuss their own work and the writers who have inspired them. Since 2020, we have offered this unique conference online and, although we are returning to a live conference, by popular demand from all over the world we will continue to offer the online experience!

In 2022 we are offering a truly hybrid experience: gather with us in person here in Oxford for a wonderful, immersive experience and stimulating discussion or, with a simple link, join us online, live from wherever in the world you are, and participate in the live chat during the Q&A sessions after each talk.

Our theme this year for the 29th St Hilda’s Crime Fiction Weekend is:

Town and Country: green lanes to mean streets.

Are they so different? Join us and hear your favourite authors discuss crime novels set in these worlds – contrasting the gritty reality of urban noir with the simmering tensions and rivalries of country life. Are those winding country roads really so idyllic? Mean streets and dark alleyways may not be the only places where you pursue suspect and source.

Our Guest of Honour is the wonderful Ann Cleeves who will be joined this August by a stellar list of speakers:

Many of our acclaimed speakers are listed for major crime fiction prizes this year, do follow @HildasCrime for all the latest programme updates and news.

Book your place now to attend either online or in person.  BOOKING DEADLINE 1 August 2022.

Recordings of the sessions will be available for a month after the Conference for all attendees.

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