Mari Hannah at Books on the Tyne, Newcastle Book Festival

Dagger in the Library’ award-winning author, Mari Hannah returns to City Library to tell us about her new book,The Death Messenger and her life as an author and scriptwriter. Mari won the Polari First Book Prize for her debut The Murder Wall and a Northern Writers’ Award for her second novel, Settled Blood. Her body of work won her the CWA Dagger in the Library 2017, was long listed for the Dublin International Literary Award 2017 and Mari is a finalist in the Journal Culture Awards 2017 for Writer of the Year.

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    Newcastle City Library

    33 New Bridge Street West

    Newcastle upon Tyne

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  • Event Start Date

    25/11/2017 6:00 PM

  • Event End Date

    25/11/2017 7:30 PM

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About Mari Hannah

Mari Hannah is an award-winning author whose authentic voice is no happy accident. A former probation officer, she has contributed to CID training for Northumbria Police and lives in rural Northumberland with her partner, an ex-murder detective. Mari turned to scriptwriting when her career was cut short following an assault on duty. Her debut, The Murder Wall (adapted from a script she developed with the BBC) won her the Polari First Book Prize. Its follow-up, Settled Blood, picked up a Northern Writers' Award. She went on to be shortlisted for the Dagger in the Library and is currently Reader in Residence for Harrogate International Crime Writing Festival.