Mari Hannah (with David Mark)

Mari Hannah (with David Mark)

From Facts to Fiction

This event offers readers the chance to hear two internationally best-selling crime fiction writers in conversation. You will hear how Mari Hannah, a former probation officer, and Carlisle-born, former journalist David Mark, have turned their raw, real-life experiences, combined with skilled plotting and a great eye for character, into best-selling novels. A fantastic opportunity to hear two of the best writers of their genre discussing their work.

Northumberland based scriptwriter and author Mari Hannah won the Polari First Book Prize for her debut The Murder Wall; a Northern Writers’ Award for her second novel Settled Blood; and her work was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library award in 2014. She is currently reader-in-residence for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. Mari Hannah has written five titles featuring DCI Kate Daniels and the series is in development with Stephen Fry’s production company, Sprout Pictures. Gallows Drop, (Kate Daniels 6) will be published on November 17th. Her dark and tense thriller, The Silent Room, a standalone title featuring Detective Sergeant Matthew Ryan, is released on 6th October in paperback .

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