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Meet an author in your Knowsley library this April


Brilliant crime and mystery writers are visiting Knowsley’s libraries from Friday 20 to Tuesday 24 April.

Fans of crime and mystery fiction will have the opportunity to meet four authors, all with their own take on the genre, who will talk about their work, the inspiration for their writing and how they became a writer.

Copies of the authors’ latest books – ‘The Companion’ by Sarah Dunnakey, ‘The Dungeon House’ by Martin Edwards, ‘Girl Zero’ by A.A. Dhand  and ‘Gemma Makes her Mark’ by Ian Marsh – will be available to borrow from all of Knowsley’s libraries and as e-book loans where published in e-book format.

Paula Williams, Head of Culture and Libraries, said:

“Everyone – library users, members and non-members – is welcome to come along to what promises to be a fascinating series of author events.

“It will be a great opportunity for anyone who enjoys reading or are themselves budding writers to discover first-hand the different journeys published authors have taken. The events will provide a fascinating insight into the writing process and celebrate the vitality of libraries as centres of creativity and learning for the whole community.”

Sarah Dunnakey’s and A.A. Dhand’s visits have been arranged through the Read Regional programme which brings new northern authors to local readers. Martin Edwards is an established, award winning author. He’s written a series of novels set in Liverpool and another set in the Lake District plus several stand-alone titles. Martin’s also published more than 60 short stories and several legal books. He’s edited an acclaimed crime anthology and written the multi-award winning history of crime fiction ‘The Golden Age of Murder’. Dr Ian Marsh has been a university lecturer for many years and has taught, researched and written widely on crime and criminal justice and published two works of fiction.

Claire Malcolm, Chief Executive of New Writing North said:

“Through Read Regional partner libraries, like Knowsley Library Service, ensure that regional writers get great opportunities and that their readers can access wonderful books and events.”

Read Regional is a celebration of brilliant new books from the North of England, which connects authors with readers in their local libraries. Founded by New Writing North in 2008, the campaign is funded by Arts Council England. Read Regional runs from March to June 2018 in libraries across the North of England.

Events are FREE but places are limited so book yours now by contacting your local library.


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