with Jane Lythell, Nicola Upson and Matt Wesolowski

Sunday 16 September, Noon
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, Norwich
£8 (conc £7 / students £6)

Crime stories shape what we read, what we watch, who we are. We look forward to hearing from Jane Lythell (author of Behind Her Back and The Lie of You, currently in film production), Nicola Upson (An Expert in Murder) and Matt Wesolowski (Hydra) about Hollywood deals, the exciting crossover between page and screen, as well as the opportunities and challenges of writing crime stories that engage with different media.

Please note: Sara Pinborough is unfortunately unable to attend this event.

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About the authors

Jane Lythell worked as a television producer and commissioning editor before becoming Deputy Director of the BFI and Chief Executive of BAFTA. Behind Her Back is her fourth novel, and the second title in the StoryWorld series. Twitter

‘Engrossing and compelling insight into rivalry and backstabbing at a TV station. I loved it’ – Kerry Fisher

Nicola Upson was born in Suffolk and read English at Downing College, Cambridge. She has worked in theatre and as a freelance journalist, and is the author of two non-fiction works and the recipient of an Escalator Award from the Arts Council England. Her debut novel, An Expert in Murder, was the first in a series of crime novels whose main character is Josephine Tey – one of the leading authors of Britain’s Golden Age of crime writing. She lives with her partner in Cambridge and spends much of her time in Cornwall, which was the setting for her second novel, Angel with Two Faces. Two for Sorrow is the third book in the Josephine Tey series, followed by Fear in the Sunlight.

Matt Wesolowski is an author from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the UK. He is an English tutor for young people in care and leads Cuckoo Young Writers creative writing workshops in association with New Writing North. Wesolowski started his writing career in horror and was a winner of the Pitch Perfect competition at ‘Bloody Scotland’; Crime Writing Festival 2015. His subsequent debut crime novel Six Stories was published by Orenda Books in the spring of 2016 with follow-up Hydra published in the winter of 2017. Six Stories has been optioned for a TV series by Fox Searchlight and the third book in the series will be available in early 2018. Twitter

‘Matt Wesolowski is the next Stephen King… ‘ – Antti Tuomainen


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