TOP crime writer Val McDermid is to give a talk at the Sheldonian Theatre for Oxford Literary Festival.

The St Hilda’s College graduate will speak at the venue on Saturday, April 6 at 2pm.

The author is best known for her Wire in the Blood series, and has sold more than 15 million books.

She will be talking to The Sunday Times children’s books editor Nicolette Jones.

This event is part of St Hilda’s Day at the festival, a series of talks featuring graduates of St Hilda’s College.