£8 (concessions from £6)
12.15pm, Saturday 16 September
Norwich Arts Centre
Discover your next favourite writer with our selection of exciting and challenging debut novelists. Imran Mahmood, Steph Broadribb and Joseph Knox are shaping the next generation of crime fiction and this session will investigate what drew them to the crime genre and how they turned their ideas into published reality. Hosted by crime reviewer Ayo Onatade.
Imran Mahmood is a Criminal defence barrister with over twenty years’ experience in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal. He specialises in Legal Aid cases involving crimes such as murder and other serious violence as well as fraud and sexual offences. He was born in Liverpool and now lives in London with his wife and daughter. You Don’t Know Me is his first novel. Twitter @imranmahmood777
‘A daring concept executed to perfection, a hypnotic and authentic voice, and questions for us to answer as readers and people’ – Lee Child
Steph Broadribb was born in Birmingham and grew up in Buckinghamshire. Most of her working life has been spent between the UK and USA. As her alter ego – Crime Thriller Girl – she indulges her love of all things crime fiction by blogging at www.crimethrillergirl.com, where she interviews authors and reviews the latest releases. Steph is an alumni of the MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) at City University London, and she trained as a bounty hunter in California. She lives in Buckinghamshire surrounded by horses, cows and chickens. Deep, Down, Dead is her debut novel.
Joseph Knox was born and raised in and around Stoke and Manchester, where he worked in bars and bookshops before moving to London. He runs, writes and reads compulsively. Sirens is his first novel. Twitter @josephknox__
‘Sirens is a powerhouse of noir. Joseph Knox owns Manchester and paints it in all its grimy colours.’ – Val McDermid