There’s murder and mayhem in the library! Manchester Libraries’ new monthly event Crime Central is back for a second outing at Central Library, hosted by Rob Parker – author of the Ben Bracken thrillers, Crook’s Hollow and the Audible bestseller Far From The Tree, and co-host of the For Your Reconsideration film podcast – and featuring the best and brightest crime writing talent both locally and from around the country. Showcasing blockbuster bestsellers, emerging talent and industry insiders, Crime Central will share the real story of what goes on in the crime world.
Authors Gytha Lodge, Sarah Moorhead and Costa Book Award-winning Stuart Turton will chat about the challenges of writing in the past, the present and the future.
Following April’s discussion around whether writing murder can ever really be ‘cosy’, featuring Janice Hallett, Jonathan Whitelaw and Sean Coleman, the big question Rob Parker poses this month is about time. Authors Gytha Lodge, Sarah Moorhead and Costa Book Award-winning Stuart Turton will chat about the challenges of writing in the past, the present and the future – and you’ll have the chance to ask questions. Expect insider info, anecdotes and laughs, audience interaction, giveaways and book signings (and don’t forget to check out the Portico Library for more crime capers – they’re hosting the first Palmer Crime Writing Lecture during the Festival Of Libraries in June).
Cambridge-based Gytha Lodge is a Sunday Times bestselling writer and multi-award-winning playwright. She studied creative writing at UEA and was shortlisted for the Yeovil Literary Prize, and she has developed a large online following for her young adult and children’s writing, with over seven million reads accrued on platform Wattpad.
Born in Liverpool, SE Moorhead is the author of the near-future crime thriller, Witness X. Fascinated by meaning, motivation and mystery, she studied theology at university, and has told stories since childhood.
Stuart Turton is an English author and journalist. His first novel, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, was a bestseller internationally and won a number of awards including the First Novel Award at the 2018 Costa Book Awards. His second novel, The Devil and the Dark Water, was The Times Book of the Year and a BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick, and has since been longlisted for the Theakstons prize for novel of the year.