Event

Nasty Women - with Laura Wilson, Mel McGrath and Erin Kelly

Saturday 16 September
Norwich Arts Centre
10.30 - 11.30am
£8 / £7.20 conc / £6 full-time student

Tickets will be available to purchase from the ticket desk at Norwich Arts Centre 30 minutes before the event.

Discussing female characters and writers of crime fiction, this panel of top writers from the Killer Women initiative features Laura Wilson, Mel McGrath and Erin Kelly. Hosted by crime fiction expert Laura Joyce. 

In partnership with Killer Women.

About the writers

British author Laura Wilson was brought up in London and has degrees in English literature from Somerville College, Oxford, and UCL, London. She lives in Islington, London, where she is currently working on her thirteenth novel. She is the crime fiction reviewer for the Guardian newspaper, and teaches on the City University Crime Thriller Novel Creative Writing MA course. Tweets by @LWilsonCrime. Website

Mel McGrath was born in Essex. As Melanie McGrath she is the author of critically acclaimed, bestselling non-fiction (Silvertown and The Long Exile) and won the John Llewelyn-Rhys/Mail on Sunday award for Best New British and Commonwealth Writer under 35, for her first book Motel Nirvana. She writes for the national press and is a regular broadcaster on radio. Melanie lives and works in London. White Heat is her first novel. Website

Erin Kelly was born in London in 1976 and grew up in Essex. She read English at Warwick University and began working as a journalist in 1998. Her first novel The Poison Tree became a major ITV drama and a Richard & Judy bestseller, and was longlisted for the 2011 CWA John Creasy Award. The Sick Rose, The Burning Air and The Ties That Bind were all published to critical acclaim and her books have been translated into 19 languages. In 2014, she wrote the novelisation of the BAFTA-winning Broadchurch but sadly did not get to meet David Tennant. As well as writing fiction she continues to work as a journalist and also teach creative writing. She live in north London with her husband and daughters. Website

Laura Joyce has published a crime novel The Museum of Atheism (Salt, 2012) and an experimental poetry collection The Luminol Reels (Calamari Press, 2014). Her forthcoming critical books are Luminol Theory (Punctum, 2017), Domestic Noir co-edited with Henry Sutton (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), and Contemporary Deadly Landscapes: Occupying Ovid’s Locus Terribilis (Bloomsbury, 2019). She is a lecturer in Creative Writing and teaches on the Crime Fiction MA at the University of East Anglia.