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Tuesday 30 April 2019

Down With the Patriarchy

CrimeFest Sunday 12 May 2019
10:40 - 11:30

Up With The Women
discuussed by:

Anne Coates who has worked as a staff and freelance journalist on magazines and newspapers as well as editing and abridging fiction and non-fiction. Her short stories have appeared in national magazines and she is the author of seven non-fiction books. Published by Urbane Publications Dancers in the Wind, Death’s Silent Judgement and Songs of Innocence all feature freelance investigative journalist Hannah Weybridge. Book four in the series will be published later this year.

Christi Daugherty who is a newspaper reporter who began covering murders at the age of twenty-two. She worked as a journalist for years in cities including Savannah, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. She is the author of The Echo Killing, A Beautiful Corpse, and (as C.J. Daugherty) the bestselling Night School series. Website:

Alison Joseph a crime writer and award-winning radio dramatist. After a career in television documentaries, she began writing full time with the first of the Sister Agnes series of crime novels. She is also the author of a series featuring a fictional Agatha Christie as a detective. She is currently working on a standalone thriller about genetics. Alison was Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association 2013-2015, and is a member of Killer Women.


 Jane Shemilt who completed a postgraduate diploma in Creative Writing at Bristol University, while working as a GP and went on to study for the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa, gaining both with distinction. Her first novel, Daughter, was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club, shortlisted for the Edgar Award and the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 2014.
She and her husband, a professor of neurosurgery, have five children and live in Bristol.

Sharan Newman is participating moderator
Sharan a medieval historian who prefers writing fiction to footnotes. She is the author of the Catherine Levendeur mystery series, set in twelfth-century France, and an Arthurian trilogy on Guinevere. Recently, lured by money, she has published on The Da Vinci Code, the Templars and the end of the world. The most recent book is a biography of Melisende, the twelfth-century queen of Jerusalem. She now lives in Ireland.

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