Mari Hannah at Theakstons Old Peculier International Crime Writing Festival

Mari Hannah at Theakstons Old Peculier International Crime Writing Festival
Location: Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SR
Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
Swan Road Harrogate, HG1 2SR UNITED KINGDOM

Date: 22/07/2016 10:30 - 22/07/2016 11:30


You Couldn't Make It Up. Or Could You? Does life imitate art far more than art imitates life? From Oscar Pistorius to Making a Murderer, true crime grips. Peter James discusses the role of real life cases with his friend and advisor, former Chief Superintendent Graham Bartlett. The once Commander of Brighton and Hove Police said he's 'yet to find a procedural mistake' in James' Roy Grace series. Joining them is Ysra Sigurdardottir, a civil engineer as well as 'Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson', who applies her ability to fix problems to her novels, often inspired by true events. And Sharon Bolton, whose contacts in the Metropolitan Police have helped inspire stories and characters. Keeping proceedings accurate is chair, Mari Hannah, author of the Kate Daniels series, whose career as a Probation Officer no doubt influenced her writing - as well as that of her partner's - a former murder detective.

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.