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Paul Cleave - Solving the Mystery of Crime Writing

Paul Cleave - Solving the Mystery of Crime Writing

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  • Sun 31 Oct, 2:00pm – 3:00pm


Sherwood, 554 Frankton Road, Queenstown


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission Workshop 1: $23.00

Crime writer Paul Cleave will discuss the process of becoming a crime writer – the ideas, inspiration, character development, research and the writing process. This session will be a Q & A format facilitated by Festival Trustee and local teacher, Chris Fitzpatrick. This session is for anyone interested in learning about the craft of crime writing or for those who just enjoy reading a good page turner.
Advance questions are welcomed, please email

Paul is an award winning author from Christchurch, where all his previous novels have been set. His works have been bestsellers that been translated into over twenty languages. He’s won the Ngaio Marsh Award three times, the Saint-Maur book festival’s crime novel of the year award, and has been shortlisted for the Edgar and the Barry and the Ned Kelly. He’s thrown his Frisbee in over forty counties and is trying, and struggling, to learn the guitar. The Quiet People is his latest novel.

PLEASE NOTE: This event will go ahead in Level 2 with physical distancing and masks will be required to be worn during the workshop. If Alert Levels increase during this time, ticket holders will be contacted with either a postponement date or acknowledgement of a refund.

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