Leigh Russell, Alison Taft and Helen Cadbury
Three crime writers discuss their work and why they turned to crime, with readings and an opportunity to ask questions. The writers will also be available to sign books and meet readers after the event.
Internationally bestselling author Leigh Russell writes crime fiction for No Exit Press. Published in English and in translation throughout Europe. Her work has been nominated for several major awards, including the CWA New Blood Dagger and CWA Dagger in the Library, and her series are in development for television with Avalon Television Ltd.
Alison Taft is a crime writer, whose latest novel, My Time Has Come, was published in 2015. She is currently the writer-in-residence at Headingley Lit Fest and won second prize in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in 2013. In October 2015 her first novel, Our Father Who Art Out There…Somewhere was selected in the Yorkshire Post’s top twelve books that best define Yorkshire, written since the millennium. She lives in Leeds.
Helen Cadbury is a British crime writer whose debut, To Catch a Rabbit, was joint winner of the Northern Crime Competition 2012. it was selected as one of the Yorkshire Post’s top 13 Yorkshire books since the millennium. Her second novel, Bones in the Nest, was published in July 2015 and both books were recently optioned for TV by Red Planet Pictures.