Every month, when I get the email from the First Monday team I want to attend the event. This event, next week, which takes place on the first Tuesday instead of the Monday because of the bank holiday looks great. Maybe one day I will make it.
The authors taking part are:
Mark Billingham is one of the UK’s most acclaimed and popular crime writers. A former actor, television writer and stand-up comedian, his series of novels featuring D.I. Tom Thorne has twice won him the Crime Novel Of The Year Award as well as the Sherlock Award for Best British Detective and been nominated for seven CWA Daggers. His standalone thriller IN THE DARK was chosen as one of the twelve best books of the year by the Times and his debut novel, SLEEPYHEAD was chosen by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 books that had shaped the decade. Each of his novels has been a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.
I was born in Brasilia, Brazil where I spent my childhood and teenage years. After graduating from high school, I moved to the USA where I studied psychology with specialization in criminal behaviour. During my University years I held a variety of odd jobs, ranging from flipping burgers to being part of an all male exotic dancing group.
I worked as a criminal psychologist for several years, during which I interviewed and worked on over one hundred cases involving serial killers, murderers and serious offenders, before moving to Los Angeles, where I swapped the suits and briefcases for ripped jeans, bandanas and an electric guitar. After a spell playing for several well known glam rock bands, I decided to try my luck in London, where I was fortunate enough to have played for a number of famous artists. I toured the world several times as a professional musician.
A few years ago I gave it all up to become a full time writer.
Deborah O’Connor is a writer and TV producer. Born and bred in the North-East of England, in 2010 she completed the Faber Academy novel writing course. She lives in London with her husband and daughter.
Vanda Symon is a crime writer, TV presenter and radio host from Dunedin, New Zealand, and the chair of the Otago Southland branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors. The Sam Shephard series has hit number one on the New Zealand bestseller list, and also been shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award for best crime novel. She currently lives in Dunedin, with her husband and two sons.
The panel is being moderated by:
Laura Wilson is the author of thirteen acclaimed psychological crime novels. Two of her novels have been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger, and the first novel in her historical series, Stratton’s War, won the Ellis Peters Award. She is the Guardian’s crime fiction reviewer, and a member of Killer Women.
May 7th, 20196:30pm College Building, Room A130City University London Come join us for a 'killer' panel, starring bestselling authors Mark Billingham, Chris Carter, Deborah O'Connor and Vanda Symon. ATTENTION: Because of the Bank Holiday, this event will take place on TUESDAY 7th May