Sunday 18 September, doors open 10.30am, WCN Dragon Hall, £12 / £10 conc

LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Call 01603 877177 to reserve your ticket. Payment by cash or cheque on arrival.

Round off your festival weekend with a Bloody Mary, bacon butties and sensational crime writing at the 15th century Dragon Hall, home of Writers’ Centre Norwich.

Discover writers from the region, James Henry, Eva Dolan and Helen Callaghan, and Euro crime novelists Anja de Jager, Nadia Dalbuono and Jo Nesbo translator, Don Bartlett in two exciting panels.

Leading expert on European crime fiction, Barry Forshaw, will be chairing the discussions. The winner of the Noirwich micro-fiction competition will also be announced – write your 500 word entry today to be in with a chance.

A single Bloody Brunch ticket includes access to both panel discussions!


Don Bartlett square.jpgDon Bartlett finished an MA in Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia in 2000. He is a freelance translator working from Danish and Norwegian. In crime fiction he has translated Jo Nesbo (the Harry Hole series), Kjell Ola Dahl, Gunnar Staalesen, Elsebeth Egholm (with Charlotte Barslund) and Pernille Rygg. At present he is working on a crime novel by Jon Michelet for No Exit Press.


helenCallaghan_credit Lee Irvine square.jpgHelen Callaghan was born in California to British parents and her early years were spent in both the US and UK.

After several early false starts as barmaid, drama student, and nurse, she settled into bookselling, working as a fiction specialist and buyer for Athena Bookshop, Dillons and Waterstones over the next eight years. Though she loved life as a bookseller, Helen was drawn back to her studies. This decision proved to be rather a good one, and after studying for her A-levels at night school, she achieved a place to read Archaeology at Cambridge University as a mature student. Her interests include medieval cookery, hiking, running, and travel. She is fascinated by the past, and can frequently be found haunting ancient monuments.

She now runs her own business and lives in Cambridge. Dear Amy is her first novel.

Nadia Dalbuono squareNadia Dalbuono was educated at Queen’s College, Oxford, where she read history and German. For the last sixteen years she has worked as a documentary director and consultant for Channel 4, ITV, Discovery, and National Geographic. The American is the sequel to her first novel, The Few. Website

‘Gripping … You won’t be able to put down this unsettling tale.’ – The Sun


Anja de Jager square.jpgAnja de Jager is a London-based native Dutch speaker who writes in English. She draws inspiration from cases that her father, a retired police detective, worked on in the Netherlands. She has written a number of short stories, some of which have been shortlisted for Mslexia. She is currently working on another Lotte Meerman novel, The Murder’s Guide to the Family, which Constable will publish in 2016. Website


Eva Dolan squareEva Dolan is an Essex-based copywriter and intermittently successful poker player. Shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Dagger for unpublished authors when she was just a teenager, her début novel Long Way Home, the start of a major new crime series starring two detectives from the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit, was published in 2014 to widespread critical acclaim.

‘Elegantly crafted, humane and thought-provoking. She’s top drawer’ – Ian Rankin

Barry Forshaw square.jpgBarry Forshaw is one of the UK’s leading experts on crime fiction and film. His books include Nordic Noir, Sex and Film and The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction. Other work includes Death in a Cold Climate, British Gothic Cinema, Euro Noir and the Keating Award-winning British Crime Writing: An Encyclopedia, along with books on Italian cinema and Stieg Larsson. He writes for various national newspapers, edits Crime Time, and is a regular broadcaster and panellist. He has been Vice Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association, and teaches courses at City University and the British Library on crime fiction. @BarryForshaw3

James Henry square.jpgJames Henry is the pen name for James Gurbutt, who has written three prequels to R.D. Wingfield’s popular Frost series. He works in publishing, and enjoys windsurfing and long lunches.

‘James Henry’s writing is vivid and compelling, a great evocation of the nineteen-eighties.’ – Peter James