Sweden’s new
Crime Writing Festival

17–20 August 2016 – after the famous medievalweek – the successful Crime Writing Festival ”Crimetime Gotland“ will take place in Visby for the second time. Scandinavia’s latest meetingpoint for everyone who loves crime!

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For 4 days you are encouraged to mingle with your favourite crime writers, participate in seminars, go on excursions and crimewalks on the trail of famous suspense plots, attend writing courses, solve mysteries, watch films along with much, much more.

The Crime Writing Festival offers more than 150 items on the programme and a long guestlist with more than 50 authors from Sweden and abroad, among others

Nic Pizzolatto (US), Peter Robinson (UK), Sharon Bolton (UK), Thomas Rydahl (DK), Jørn Lier Horst (NO), Elizabeth Hand (US), Lone Thiels (DK) and from Sweden; Camilla Läckberg, Arne Dahl, Roslund & HellströmJohan Theorin, Hjort Rosenfeldt, Jens Lapidus, Anna Jansson, Håkan Nesser, Mari Jungstedt, Mons Kallentoft, Viveca Sten, Sofie Sarenbrant, Anders de la Motte and many others.

Find all crimewriters who already have confirmed their participation here

Further names of participating crimewriters as well as a detailed festivalprogram will be released in March.

About Crimetime Gotland:

The festival is arranged on several stages in central Visby, Gotlands biggest town, at the conference centre Wisby Strand, Clarion Hotel Wisby, Donners Hotel and in the Almedallibrary among other locations.

In the beautiful Almedalsparken there will be a stage for children and family as well as a special festival bookshop where the crimewriters will sign their books. And it will also be possible to enjoy food and beverages in a cosy reading atmosphere.

The festival starts on Wednesday the 17th of August with crimeauthor meetings and other items from the festivalprogram as well as a Get-together. It continues until Saturday evening on the 20th of August.

Besides that there will be excursions and crimewalks held by crimewriters from the island of Gotland – don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to explore Visby and other beautiful parts of this mythical island in the footsteps of gotlandic crimes.
Further items of the festivalprogram will soon be released, among which you will find a real crime scene investigation which you are allowed to attend.
And much, much more!

Entrance fees and practical things:

4-day-ticket: 745 Swedish Crowns (about 60 GBP)
1-day-ticket: between 250 and 350 Swedish Crowns (about 20 to 28 GBP) for adults and between 125 and 175 Swedish Crowns (about 10 to 14 GBP) for those between 13 and 18.
This ticket is valid for the day chosen. Free entrance for children under 13 in adult company.

All regular seminars, author interviews, screenings etc. of the Crimetime Gotland Festival are included in the ticket price. For excursions and additional activities you need a separate ticket. The festival wristband is considered as the entrance ticket for the day you have chosen. Free entrance for children under 13 in adult company. Those between 13 and 18 do get 50% discount on all various tickets.

Buy your ticket here

More about Gotland: http://www.gotland.se/english

Gotland is a very special and magical place. It is one of Sweden’s most popular summer destinations. Beautiful beaches, a rich history and a welcoming climate (Gotland is usually one of the most sunniest places in Sweden!) contribute to the island’s popularity.

Visby was one of the biggest and most important trading towns of the Baltic Region in medieval times. It even belonged to the Hanseatic League, a commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and their market towns. The famous medieval wall surrounding the Old Town of Visby is the most well preserved medieval city wall in Northern Europe. The houses and churchruins in the narrow alleys remind you of Visby’s Golden Age in the 13th century. Today, Visby has about 24.000 inhabitants and belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage since 1995.

Crimetime Gotland Festival, and all participating crimewriters are looking forward to this summer’s most thrilling weekend – together with you and your friends!