It’s a Crime!
5:00pm - 5:55pm - Sunday 2 June
John Harvey, A A Dhand and Fran Dorricott
In a change to our original line-up, Mark Billingham has been forced to pull out of this event and will be replaced by John Harvey.
We’re bringing together three of the most exciting crime authors: John Harvey, A A Dhand and Fran Dorricott to discuss the contemporary crime novel from the perspective of a bestseller, a midlist novelist and a debut author.
John Harvey is probably best known for his jazz-influenced Charlie Resnick novels, based in Nottingham. The first of these, Lonely Hearts, was named by The Times as one of the 100 most notable crime novels of the last century and, in 2007, he was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for Sustained Excellence in Crime Writing. John has recently published what will be his final novel, Body and Soul. This is therefore a rare opportunity to hear John talk about his crime writing and we look forward to welcoming him back to the Festival.
A.A. Dhand was raised in Bradford and spent his youth observing the city from behind the counter of a convenience store. The history, diversity and darkness of the city have inspired his celebrated Harry Virdee novels.
Fran Dorricott is a Derby-based author whose has been a festival regular as one of the Waterstones team. Her debut novel, After the Eclipse, explores community and family ties in a story of two solar eclipses and two missing girls.