June Panelists

June 4th, 2018

Sarah Pinborough- 'Cross Her Heart'

Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Sarah Pinborough is a critically acclaimed, award-winning, adult and YA author. She is also a screenwriter who has written for the BBC and has several original television projects in development.

Martyn Waites- 'The Old Religion'

Martyn was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He has turned his hand to many occupations: market trader, bar manager, stand-up comic and teacher of drama to teenage ex-offenders. Following this last job he decided to go to drama school and became a professional actor. He trained at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama and went on to play both policemen and villains in Inspector Morse, Spender, The Bill and Harry. As a theatre actor he appeared as a lead in Catherine Cookson's plays and had a go at stand up comedy. He has also written plays and short stories. Martyn won the 2014 Grand Prix du Roman Noir Award for his novel Born Under Punches. Following critical success with his Martyn Waites titles, he then enjoyed commercial success with the books written under the pseudonym of Tania Carver.

Lisa Hall- 'The Party'

Lisa Hall loves words, reading and everything there is to love about books. Lisa lives in a small village in Kent, surrounded by her towering TBR pile, a rather large brood of children, dogs, chickens and ponies and her long-suffering husband. She is also rather partial to eating cheese and drinking wine. Readers can follow Lisa on Twitter @LisaHallAuthor

Harry Brett- 'Red Hot Front'

Harry Brett is a pseudonym for Henry Sutton, who is the author of nine previous novels including My Criminal World and Get Me Out Of Here. He also co-authored the DS Jack Frost novel, First Frost, under the pseudonym James Henry. His work has been translated into many languages. His fifth novel, Kids' Stuff, received an Arts Council Writers' Award in 2002, and became a long-running stage play in Riga, Latvia.


He has judged numerous literary prizes, including the John Lewellyn Rhys Prize and the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. He has been the Literary Editor of Esquire magazine and the Books Editor of the Daily Mirror. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where he is a Senior Lecturer and the director of the new Creative Writing MA Crime Fiction. He lives in Norwich with his family.

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