Newcastle Noir

Friday, 3 May, 2019 - 00:00 to Sunday, 5 May, 2019 - 00:00
Newcastle City Library

Newcastle Noir is a literary festival celebrating the best in contemporary crime writing. The festival, rooted in the North East of England, brings together writers from the North East, across Britain, as well as from further afield.

Based at Newcastle’s City Library, the festival is hosted in an amazing venue, with plenty of time between events to meet authors, buy books and have a break!

This annual gathering of crime fiction authors and readers offers events geared to a wide audience including panel discussions, readings, talks and crime writing workshops.

Tickets can be bought on Eventbrite.


The Lindisfarne Prize is a literary prize which recognises outstanding writing in the genre of crime or thriller fiction, sponsored by the author L J Ross and in association with Newcastle Noir. It is open to all unpublished writers who are from, or whose work celebrates, the North-East. Entrants must submit a short story of no more than ten thousand words or the first two chapters and a synopsis of their work in progress, to be considered. 

The winning entry will be awarded a prize of £2500 to support the completion of their work, as well as free editorial and mentoring services from Cheshire Cat Books. Entries are open until 31 March 2019 and the winner will be announced on Friday 3 May 2019 at Newcastle Noir.