Meet the

First Monday Crime Team

Bill Ryan

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William Ryan’s Captain Korolev novels and his standalone The Constant Soldier have been shortlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year, The Irish Fiction Award, the CWA’s Steel, Historical and New Blood Daggers and the HWA’s Gold Crown. William is currently a Teaching Fellow on the Crime Writing programme at UEA.

Katherine Armstrong

Katherine Armstrong has worked in publishing for nearly thirteen years and is Editorial Director for Fiction at Bonnier Zaffre, part of Bonnier Publishing UK. She has previously worked at Faber & Faber and Little, Brown. Her speciality is crime and thriller fiction. She was one of the founding organisers of First Monday and is programme consultant for NOIReland, a new international crime fiction festival in Belfast. 

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Joy Kluver

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Joy Kluver is a book blogger and likes to escape the ‘madness of motherhood’ by reading and writing Crime novels. She is First Monday Crime’s chief cookie maker. Joy also organises author events at her local library in South West London.

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Sophie Goodfellow

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Sophie Goodfellow has been a book publicist for over five years, and is communications manager for FMcM Associates. She has worked with no.1 bestselling authors, debut novelists, health and lifestyle figures and literary festivals. Fond of all genres, she has a particular passion for translated and crime titles, and is a judge on the CWA Short Story Dagger. She has been described as being ‘a lot like Olivia Colman’ and ‘a Dick King Smith character trapped in reality.’

Liz Wilkins

Mum to 2 small boys and 1 big girl. Avid devourer of books of all kinds. Reviews all in a heap on Liz
Loves Books amongst other sites and top 500 UK Amazon reviewer. Main aim in life: Never let a
good book pass me by. Twitter addict and book advocate with a slight tendency towards hysteria
when sharing the literary love. Submissions reader for Orenda books and Editor at Manatee books.
Spends spare time working at Tesco with great people in a job that I adore. Often random.

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