Q&A with Sarah Pinborough on Harrogate

imgresAuthor of The Dog Faced Gods trilogy, Sarah Pinborough,  answers our questions on the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2014.


What’s your favourite thing about Harrogate?

I have many favourite things about Harrogate so that’s difficult to answer, but I’d have to say that probably my favourite thing about it is the inclusive atmosphere. Everyone – authors, editors, readers – are all so friendly and you never find yourself without someone to talk to, whether old friend or new.


What are you looking forward to most at Harrogate?

Catching up with people I haven’t seen for a year and hearing all their news, the various publishing parties, loitering in the sun surrounded by creative people who fire me up to work harder and better.


Who are you looking forward to seeing most at Harrogate?

If I can catch a glimpse of Robert Galbraith then I will probably have quite a moment.


What will you be reading while you’re at Harrogate?

Wine lists and menus will probably be all I read while there, but I always come back with more books to read.


Your top Harrogate tip

Don’t be shy! If you see someone you recognise from Twitter or Facebook, or whose books you’ve loved, don’t be afraid to go and say hello. That’s why the bar is there – Dutch courage.


What can’t you leave home without for Harrogate?



Sarah Pinborough’s The Dog Faced Gods trilogy is published by Orion and is available now. The Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival takes place 17-20 July at The Old Swan in Harrogate.