with Jane Lythell, Sarah Pinborough 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), Sarah Pinborough (Behind Her Eyes)  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.

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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

Sarah Pinborough has written more than 20 novels across a variety of genres. Her international number one bestseller, Behind Her Eyes, was a word of mouth sensation, receiving quotes and endorsements from authors such as Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and Harlan Coben. It was one of the most talked about publications of last year, with the hashtag #WTFthatending reaching over 600 million of people on social media. The book was both a hardback and a paperback number 1 bestseller in the UK and has been optioned by Left Bank Pictures and Netflix. Sarah also writes for film and TV and her YA novel 13 Minutes is currently being developed by the team behind The O.C. for Netflix. Website / Twitter

‘Bloody Brilliant’ – Stephen King

Matt Wesolowski is an author from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the UK. He is an English tutor and leads Cuckoo Young Writers creative writing workshops for young people in association with New Writing North. Matt started his writing career in horror and his short horror fiction has been published in Ethereal Tales magazine, Midnight Movie Creature Feature anthology, 22 More Quick Shivers anthology and many more. His debut novella The Black Land, a horror set on the Northumberland coast, was published in 2013 and a new novella set in the forests of Sweden will be available shortly. Matt was a winner of the Pitch Perfect competition at Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival in 2015. He is currently working on his second crime novel Ashes, which involves black metal and Icelandic sorcery. Twitter

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

 

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