£8 (concessions from £6)
10.30am, Sunday 17 September
Norwich Arts Centre
Tickets will be available to purchase from the ticket desk at Norwich Arts Centre 30 minutes before the event.
Stella Duffy, Felicia Yap and Leye Adenle take a look at crime writing with an international twist, presented by William Ryan of the First Monday Crime team. A unique opportunity to experience a First Monday Crime event outside of London (and on a Sunday)!
Stella Duffy has written thirteen novels, over fifty short stories, and ten plays. She has twice won Stonewall Writer of the Year and twice won the CWA Short Story Dagger. HBO have optioned her two Theodora novels for television. In addition to her writing work, Stella is a theatre-maker and the co-director of the national Fun Palaces campaign for greater access to culture for all. She was awarded an OBE in 2016 for her services to the Arts. Her website is www.stelladuffy.wordpress.com. Her new thriller, The Hidden Room, was published on 11 May 2017.
Felicia Yap grew up in Kuala Lumpur. She read biochemistry at Imperial College London, followed by a doctorate in history (and a half-blue in competitive ballroom dancing) at Cambridge University. She has written for The Economist and the Business Times. She has also been a radioactive-cell biologist, a war historian, a Cambridge lecturer, a technology journalist, a theatre critic, a flea-market trader and a catwalk model. Felicia lives in London and is a recent graduate of the Faber Academy’s novel-writing programme. She has just finished her debut novel, Yesterday, a high-concept thriller. Twitter @FeliciaMYap
Leye Adenle is a Nigerian writer who has also appeared on stage in plays including Ola Rotimi’s Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again. Leye is named after his grandfather who was also a writer, Oba Adeleye Adenle I, a former king of Oshogbo in South West Nigeria. Easy Motion Tourist, his first novel, is published by Cassava Republic Press (2016). Leye lives in London. leyeadenle.com
William Ryan was called to the English bar after university in Dublin, then worked as a lawyer in the City. His novels The Holy Thief, The Bloody Meadow and The Twelfth Department set in 1930s Stalinist Russia, have been shortlisted for the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year Award, the CWA New Blood Dagger, the Irish Fiction Award and twice for the Ireland AM Irish Crime Novel of the Year Award. William is married and lives in West London. www.william-ryan.com