Ann Cleeves at Manchester Literature Festival

Ann Cleeves at Manchester Literature Festival
  • Manchester Literature Festival, Manchester Literature Festival, The Department Store, 5 Oak Street, Manchester, M4 5JD
    Manchester Literature Festival
    Manchester Literature Festival The Department Store 5 Oak Street Manchester, M4 5JD UNITED KINGDOM
  • 17/10/2016 18:30 - 17/10/2016 18:30


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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.

About Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves is the author behind ITV's Vera and BBC One's Shetland. She has written over twenty-five novels, and is the creator of detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez - characters loved both on screen and in print. Her books have now sold over 1 million copies 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. In 2006 Ann was awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger (CWA Gold Dagger) for Best Crime Novel, for Raven Black, the first book in her Shetland series. In 2012 she was inducted into the CWA Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame. Ann lives in North Tyneside.