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Upcoming events

April 2023

1st – Writing East Midlands Conference, Derby

3rd – The Global Girls Online Book Group – ONLINE

6th – Woking Library, Surrey

18th – London Book Fair

21-23rd – Crime Writers Association conference, York

24th – Pro Writing Aid workshop – ONLINE

28 -30th – Malice Domestic, Bethesda, USA

May 2023

10th – Historical Crime Writing Workshop, Newham Libraries, London

11-13th – CrimeFest, Bristol

23rd – Society of Authors – ONLINE

24th – Hull Noir, Hull

June 2023

2-4th Motive Crime & Mystery Festival, Toronto, Canada

8th – Cleveland Library, Somerset

9-11th – Jaipur Lit Fest, British Library, London

13th – Crossing the Tees, Teeside

16th – Lyme Crime, Lyme Regis

17th – Blood Brothers Blowout – ONLINE

19th – Slaughterfest, London

23-25th – Bradford Lit Fest

July 2023

5th – Newham Word Fest, London

6th – Crime Writers Association Daggers, London

8th – Newark Book Festival, Newark

19-23rd – Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate

August 2023

4-6th – Bute Noir, Scotland

7th – The Bound bookshop, Whitley Bay

11-13th – St Hildas College Crime Fiction Weekend, Oxford

30th – Crime Writing Retreat, Moniack Mhor, Scotland

September 2023

1st-2nd Capital Crime, London

October 2023

7th – Chiltern Kills, Chiltern

11th – Guest Reader, Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Wales – ONLINE 

14th – Fatal Shore

21st – Bromley House Library, Nottingham

28th – Darkside of Brighton, Brighton

November 2023

11th – Biggleswade library



Previous events

May 2015

24/5 – I was at the Greenwich Book Festival sitting on a panel discussing “From the CID to elephants: what inspires a crime writer?on Sunday 24th May, 1.30-2.30pm.

September 2015

6/9   Bertrams Trade Show at Windsor Racecourse – to an audience of indie booksellers

10/9 – At the Chorleywood Bookshop to speak about the book, India and elephants at an India themed event.

30/9 – On the ‘Dazzling Debuts’ panel at the Henley Literary Festival on Wednesday September 30th at 1pm.

October 2015

27/10 – I met the bibliophiles of the Wallingford Bookshop book club in the lovely market town of Wallingford in Oxfordshire

November 2015

10/11 – I spoke at a New Writers event at Foyles with writer Natasha Pulley and chaired by Suzy Feay. See here for a write-up of the event

14/11 – I talked about India and ‘The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra’ at the Write Idea Festival run by Tower Hamlets Council.

April 2016

23/4 – I spoke with writers Mark Billingham and Chris Brookmyre at the wonderful Chipping Norton Literary Festival

May 2016

14/5 – I spoke at an event in the New Forest

19-20/5 – I spoke at Crimefest 2016 in Bristol, in two sessions:

                  19/5 – Debut Authors: An Infusion Of Fresh Blood

                  20/5 – Deadly Duos: Partners And Sidekicks

23/5 – I spoke at the delightful Mostly Books bookshop in Abingdon

27/5 – I spoke at the Alchemy Festival at the Southbank Centre

June 2016

8/6 – I will be speaking at Topping & Company booksellers bookshop in Ely

9/6 – I will be speaking at Warwick books in Warwick

22/6 – I will be speaking at Booka bookshop in Oswestry, Shropshire

25/6 – I will be speaking at the Finchley Literary Festival

Sept 2016

15th – I will be speaking in Bedford at The Pavilion’s Supper Club Evening

Oct 2016

22nd – I will be speaking at the Yeovil Literary Festival

Nov 2016

12th-13th – I will be speaking at the Write Idea Literary Festival with fellow crime authors AA Dhand and Abir Mukherjee. We will host a mini-workshop:  ‘THE SECRET TO WRITING BESTSELLING CRIME FICTION.’

Dec 2016 – April 2017

Every Tuesday – I will be running a Book Club and Creative Writing Group at the Manor Park Library in East London

Mar 2017

2nd-8th – I will be speaking at the Dubai Literary Festival

10th – I will be speaking at Aye Write! in Glasgow

Apr 2017

23rd – I will be speaking at St. Mary’s Church, Manor Park, East London for World Book Night

25th – I will be speaking at Manor Park Library with fellow authors Abir Mukherjee and Barbara Nadel

26th – I will be speaking at the Stratford Literary Festival

28th – I will be speaking at Waterstones Picadilly at Writers of the World Unite!

May 2017

4th  – I will be speaking at the Hexham Literary Festival

17th  – I will be speaking at Waterstones Yeovil

27th  – I will be speaking at Bourne End library, Bourne End

June 2017

1st  – I will be speaking at Booka Bookshop, Shropshire

2nd  – I will be speaking at Nantwich book shop, Nantwich

July 2017

1st – I will be running a crime writing masterclass at Finsbury Library, London

6th – I will be doing a reading at Whats your Poison? in the Heffers bookshop, Cambridge

8th  – I will be speaking at the Bradford Literary festival

Aug 2017

1st  – I will be speaking at the British Library

Oct 2017

15-16th  – Isle of Wight Festival

21st – Asian Writers Festival, London

25th – Idea Store Canary Wharf, London

26th – Sheffield Lit Fest

28/29th – Killer Women festival, London

30th – Mill Hill Partnership Library, NW7 2HX, London (Starts: 8pm – Admission Free)

Nov 2017

6th – Monday Night Crime, London

16th  – Newham Word Festival, London

Jan 2018

16th – Future Bookshelf workshop at Waterstones Tottenham Court Rd

Feb 2018

1st – Launch of Quick Reads books 2018 at Foyles Charing Cross Road

8th – Talk at HMP The Mount, and at Hemel Hempstead Library

15th – Talk at HMP Ford, Arundel

Mar 2018

1st – World book day talk at Rokeby School (morning), and at Canning Town Library (evening)

18th – Huddersfield Literary Tea Festival

26th – Noir at the Bar (To be confirmed)

29th – Talk at HMP Chelmsford

Apr 2018

17th – Manor Park Library Short Story Competition Awards Night

24-25th – Wrexham Carnival of Words

May 2018

5th-6th – Newcastle Noir

12th – Clapham Lit Fest

17th-19th – CrimeFest, Bristol

25th – Hartley Wintney Book Lunch, Surrey

June 2018

6th – Trafford Wordfest, Manchester

July 2018

5th – Heffers Bookshop, Cambridge

12th – UnionLearn Annual Conference, London

21st – Keynote for Society of Authors event, Harrogate

Aug 2018

30th – Crime Science versus Crime Fiction, London

Sep 2018

10th – Booksellers Association Book Trade Conference, London

12th – Nantwich Bookshop, Nantwich

13th – Perton Library, Staffordshire

22nd – Spread the Word London Writers Awards Workshop, London

Oct 2018

1st – Henley Literary Festival

2nd – Rainham Library, Essex

6th – Borderlands 2018, Carlisle (talk and workshop)

20th – Asian Writers Festival, London

27th – Yeovil Literary Festival

Nov 2018

11th – Huddersfield Literary Tea

25th – Folkestone Literary Festival


Jan 2019

28th – The Gate library, Newham, London

Feb 2019

22-24th – Granite Noir, Aberdeen

26th – Newham Word Festival: Asian Noir

Mar 2019

4th – Newham Word Festival: Bollywood v Hollywood

5th – Labour Party House of Commons Bookclub

18th – York Festival

20th – Essex Book Festival, Halstead Library

Apr 2019

22nd – Bookmark Festival, Oldham

26th and 27th – Chipping Norton Festival

May 2019

9th-12th – Crimefest, Bristol

June 2019

4th – Derby Festival

19th – Askews&Holts Libraries Book Showcase, Tavistock Place, London

July 2019

20th – Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate

22nd – Society of Women Writers & Journalists, London

31st July – Rhydypennau Library, Cardiff, Wales

August 2019

1st Aug – Literary Lunch with Griffin Books, Penarth, Wales

9th – Festival of Bookclubs, Hampshire

14th – Noirwich Crime Festival, Norwich

21st – Bloody Scotland, Stirling, Scotland

25th – Readfest, Barking, London

27th – Capital Crime, London

Oct 2019

20th – Frinton Literary Festival, Frinton

23rd – HMP Wandsworth, London

Nov 2019

2nd – Yeovil Literary Festival, Yeovil

28th – Putney Library, London

29th – Derby Library, Derby – POSTPONED

Feb 2020

1st – Wolverhampton Literature Festival

Mar 2020

14th – Waterstones Durham

May 2020

14th – SOA Afternoon Tea with Vaseem Khan

27th – Noir at the Bar Online

June 2020

3rd – Locked Up Fest

August 2020

15th – St Hildas Crime Weekend

October 2020

31st – Yeovil Lit Fest

January 2021

27th – Tracy Fenton talks to… TBC event

April 2021

19th – Prowriting Aid Crime Week Interview – ONLINE

May 2021

1st – Gŵyl CRIME CYMRU Wales’ first international crime literature festival – ONLINE

June 2021

11th – Crossing the Tees Festival – ONLINE

16th – Staffordshire Library -ONLINE

July 2021

2nd – Lindum Books event – ONLINE

7th – Reading Party – ONLINE

14th- Cardiff libraries – ONLINE

28th – Sangam Festival – ONLINE

Aug 2021

17th – South Asian Festival, Newham Libraries

26th – Coles Bookshop – ONLINE

Sep 2021

3rd-4th – Slaughterfest – ONLINE

16th – Word Online: Literature Works, South West Libraries – ONLINE

18th – Bloody Scotland

Oct 2021

30th – Yeovil Lit Fest

Nov 2021

3rd – Writing crime fiction, cultural appropriation, and diversity in publishing, Brighton 

17th – CWA Cybercrime: Disrupting Patterns – ONLINE

Feb 2022

12th – Bay Tales, Whitley Bay

17th – Riverside Library, Derby – POSTPONED

Mar 2022

18-20th – Scottish Association of Writers Annual Conference

26th – Lichfield Festival

Apr 2022

28th – Gŵyl CRIME CYMRU Wales’ international crime literature festival – ONLINE

May 2022

1st – Deepings Literary Festival, Market Deeping

12th – Royal Asiatic Society

13th and 14th – Crimefest, Bristol

6-22 – Aye Write! – ONLINE

June 2022

1st – National Crime Reading Month launch, Waterstones Piccadilly, London

4th – Wild Words Festival, London

12th – Jaipur Lit Fest London – British Library, London

15th – Woolwich Library, Greenwich, London

25th – Bradford Literary Festival

July 2022

2nd – Evesham Festival

11th – Indian history event and quiz, Newham Wordfest, London

14th – Crime fiction panel, Newham Wordfest, London

19th – 4pm-6pm (UK time) Masterclass on Plot and Pace at the Being a Writer Festival – ONLINE

21st-24th – Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Festival

Aug 2022

12th – Newham South Asian Heritage Month: AHIMSA GANDHI panel

23rd – Staffordshire Libraries – ONLINE

Sept 2022

5th-8th – Wales book tour (TBC)

10th – Noirwich, Norwich

13th – Quay Words, Torquay

14th – International Agatha Christie Festival, Exeter

16th – Bloody Scotland, Stirling

25th – Appledore Festival, Devon

28th – Lindum Books, Lincoln

Oct 2022

1st – Capital Crime, London

9th – Murder One, Dublin

15th – Fatal Shore – Shoreham Wordfest

20-24th – Yeovil Lit Fest (date TBC)

27th – Tregolls Lodge Book Club (online)

Nov 2022

12th – Basingstoke, Hampshire Libraries event -XLD

Jan 2023

21st – Wrexham Writers Group – ONLINE

Feb 2023

11th – Basingstoke Discovery Centre, Hampshire

24th – Granite Noir, Aberdeen, Scotland

March 2023

16th – Church St Library, London