Saturday 17 September, 8pm, WCN Dragon Hall, £10 / £8 conc

Tickets available on the door, cash or cheque.

Two of Britain’s finest crime writers, Sophie Hannah and Denise Mina, in conversation. Sophie Hannah is the international bestselling author of 10 psychological thrillers and the new Agatha Christie Poirot continuation novels. Denise Mina is the multi award-winning thriller writer whose Alex Morrow series won numerous awards, and her Paddy Meehan series has been adapted by the BBC, starring David Morrissey and Peter Capaldi.

Part of an all-day celebration of crime fiction with six author panels. Food and drink stalls available on-site throughout the day.


Sophie Hannah square.jpgSophie Hannah is the internationally bestselling author of 10 psychological thrillers, which have been published in more than 20 countries and adapted for television. Her novel The Carrier won the 2013 Specsavers National Book Awards Crime Thriller of the Year. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and as a poet has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. Website

‘Immensely satisfying’ – The Independent


Denise Mina square.jpgDenise Mina studied a PhD at Strathclyde, misusing her student grant to write her first novel. This was Garnethill, published in 1998, which won the Crime Writers Association John Creasy Dagger for Best First Crime Novel. She has now published 12 novels and also writes short stories, plays and graphic novels. In 2014 she was inducted into the Crime Writers’ Association Hall of Fame. Denise presents TV and radio programmes as well as regularly appearing in the media, and has made a film about her own family. She regularly appears at literary festivals in the UK and abroad, leads masterclasses on writing and was a judge for the Bailey’s Prize for Women’s Fiction 2014. Website

‘Denise Mina is the finest contemporary exponent of British crime fiction’ – Times

‘One of the finest practitioners of the criminal art’ – Independent