Ann Cleeves at Cheltenham Literature Festival

Join us to celebrate the popular BBC Scotland drama series based on the novels by Ann Cleeves. The author is joined onstage by stars Douglas Henshall, who plays Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez and Alison O'Donnell, who plays Detective Sergeant Alison 'Tosh' Macintosh, along with Creative Director of BBC Drama Elaine Collins and Lead Scriptwriter Gaby Chiappe. They discuss the show's success with Alison Graham of the Radio Times.

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    The Times Forum

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  • Event Start Date

    16/10/2016 5:00 PM

  • Event End Date

    16/10/2016 6:00 PM

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About Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves is the author of over thirty critically acclaimed novels, and in 2017 was awarded the highest accolade in crime writing, the CWA Diamond Dagger. She is the creator of popular detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez who can now be found on television in ITV’s Vera and BBC One’s Shetland. The TV series and the books they are based on have become international sensations, capturing the minds of millions worldwide. " "Ann worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook, and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing. She is a member of ‘Murder Squad’, working with other British northern writers to promote crime fiction. Ann is also a passionate champion for libraries and was a National Libraries Day Ambassador in 2016. Ann lives in North Tyneside near where the Vera books are set.