On the publication of her 30th novel, Cold Earth, in which the enigmatic Jimmy Perez discovers a dark secret buried on Shetland, we are delighted to host a special celebration of the Shetland novels and BBC One drama. Ann will be joined in conversation by Gaby Chiappe, lead scriptwriter on the series and Alison O'Donnell the actress who plays Tosh in Shetland. Chaired by broadcaster Erica Wagner.
Manchester Literature Festival
Manchester Literature Festival The Department Store
17/10/2016 6:30 PM
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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 ITVs Vera and BBC Ones 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.