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Thursday 25 April 2019

There's a Time and Place for History

CrimeFest Friday 10 May 2019
14:50 - 15:40

discussed by the following authors:

Indrek Hargla, a freelance author since 1999, has won seventeen Estonian SF awards and published over twenty novels. Domestically and internationally he is better known as a writer of medieval crime fiction. The books featuring fifteenth century apothecary Melchior have been translated into six languages. Hargla has received international awards, including the Honorary Medal of Caunes-Minervois (France), and also many Estonian literary awards. He has written several stage plays and screenplays for television series. 

John Lawton who writes historical novels featuring Frederick Troy and Joe Wilderness. There’ve been about a dozen so far, spanning 1935 to 1965. John thinks time should have stopped in 1966 as everything since seems to be the work of Satan, Margaret Thatcher or Kenny Everett. He particularly dislikes cell phones, social media and instant coffee. His favourite word is ‘shed’. His cat is called Tosca. His next novel will be Hammer to Fall, in March 2020.

David Penny who is the author of the Thomas Berrington Historical mysteries set in the chaotic final years of Moorish al-Andalus in Spain. He started writing again after a lapse of almost forty years. After being traditionally published in his twenties with four science fiction novels, he chose to publish independently on his return to writing. David’s work is available in eBook, print and audio, as well as translated into Spanish.

L.C. Tyler who writes two crime series: the Herring Mysteries (currently optioned for television) and a historical series featuring seventeenth century lawyer and spy, John Grey. He has twice won CrimeFest’s Goldsboro Last Laugh Award and was awarded the 2017 CWA Short Story Dagger. He has lived and worked all over the world but has more recently been based in London and West Sussex. Represented by DHH.

Sarah Srmstrong is participating moderator
Sarah  who is the author of The Insect Rosary and The Devil in the Snow. Her most recent novel, The Wolves of Leninsky Prospekt, explores how a young embassy wife deals with the restricted world of Soviet Moscow, not knowing who to trust. Sarah’s short stories have been published in magazines and anthologies, and she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate Creative Writing with the Open University. She lives in Essex with her husband and four children.

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