“First organised in June 2008, CRIMEFEST has become one of the most popular dates in the crime fiction calendar. The annual convention draws top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers from around the world and gives delegates the opportunity to celebrate the genre in an informal atmosphere.”
Guests at Crimefest 2010 (20–23 May) include Colin Dexter, Gyles Brandreth and Tonino Benacquista.
Sony is providing one of their eReaders as a prize to rename the rather boringly titled Crime eBook Award. As the title suggests, this award is for the best crime eBook published in both e-format and hardcopy for the first time in the UK in 2009. To win a Sony eReader, email your suggestion for new name for the award to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Sunday 28 February.