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Thursday 3 May 2018
Why We Write What We Write
CrimeFest 18 May 2018
M Giambanco was
born in Italy and moved to London after her Italian A-levels to do a degree in
English & Drama at Goldsmiths. She started working in films as an editor’s
apprentice in a 35mm cutting room making tea and sharpening pencils. Since
then, over almost twenty years, she has been involved in many UK and US
pictures, from small independent projects to large studio productions. Her
first book was The Gift of Darkness.
Valentina lives in South West London.
Leigh Russell studied at the University of Kent gaining a Masters degree in English and American literature. Formerly a secondary school English teacher, with the success of her Geraldine Steel series, Leigh now writes full-time. Her debut novel, Cut Short, was published in 2009 by No Exit Press in the UK, featuring detective Geraldine Steel. There are now 11 books in the series. Leigh also writes a spinoff series for Geraldine's sergeant, Ian Peterson. Of which there are three in the series. Her latest series published by Thomas and Mercer feature Lucy Hall. Leigh Russell is married with two daughters and lives in Middlesex.
Alison Joseph is a London-based crime writer and radio dramatist. She started her career in local radio, and then in television as a documentary director. She is the author of the series of novels featuring Sister Agnes, a contemporary detective nun based in South London. Alison has written about twenty works for radio, including The True Story and also dramatisations of Georges Simenon's Maigret novels. Her latest series features Agatha Christie. The latest book is Death in Disguise.