It is with great regret that for the first time in forty years we must cancel the Buxton International Festival in July 2020. This is an enormous disappointment but the health and well-being of our audience, our volunteers, the BIF team and all the artists involved is of primary concern. By taking this difficult decision now we are safeguarding the Festival for the Future. Read our full statement here.
Please save the dates for next year’s Festival taking place 2 – 18 July 2021.
Martin Edwards and Nicola Upson guest edited by Sarah Ward
The 1920s and 30s were unarguably the Golden Age of classic murder mystery and detective fiction with writers such as Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Margery Allingham, Dorothy L. Sayers and many more enjoying enormous commercial success. Our contemporary bestselling Derbyshire based crime writer Sarah Ward invites writer, editor and critic Martin Edwards, Britain’s leading authority on Golden Age Crime, and CWA Historical dagger shortlisted author Nicola Upson, whose books feature Golden Age writer Josephine Tey as her detective, to discuss the genre and champion some of its lesser remembered but hugely entertaining creators and protagonists.