12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


O’Callagahan Eliott Hotel
2 Governor's Street, Gibraltar


Domestic Chillers, Why Gone Girl has us Hooked

A panel event with Kate Mosse and Lucy Atkins, chaired by Erica Wagner.

There has been an explosion of psychological suspense novels in which home life – families, marriages, husbands, wives – implode dangerously. This year, Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, one of the most talked about novels of 2013, becomes a Hollywood movie. A movie of S J Watson’s Before I Go To Sleep is also in production. And publishers are clamouring for more.

The panel discuss why this so-called ‘domestic chiller’ genre (also known as ‘chick noir’) has become so popular.

The discussion will range from Jane Eyre and Rebecca to women’s and detective fiction, social media, what it is like to be a writer faced with current literary trends, and the marketing and packaging of books by women.

Venue:  O’Callagahan Eliott Hotel

Tickets: £10.00 or £7.00 for senior citizens, students and those aged 18 and under and are on sale, from box office at the main Tourist Information Office at 4/5 Watergate House, Casemates Square, Gibraltar or via the website


The Festival runs from 14th to 16th November with lots of exciting events and fantastic speakers. Have a look at the festival website to see just what is happening and when