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Crime & Thriller Audiobooks FREE


Join us at the Library of Birmingham to mark Love Audio Week with crime and thriller authors Mark Billingham, Fiona Cummins, Amanda Robson and BP Walter for this heart-stopping panel discussion on audiobooks. The panel will explore how the audio enabled them to build out the world of their books; how to manage the suspense and deceit of an unreliable narrator; and what it's like to hear a character for the first time.

Authors Mark Billingham Mark Billingham is one of the UK's most acclaimed and popular crime writers. A former actor, television writer and stand-up comedian, his series of novels featuring D.I. Tom Thorne has twice won him the Crime Novel Of The Year Award as well as the Sherlock Award for Best British Detective and been nominated for seven CWA Daggers. His standalone thriller In the Dark was chosen as one of the twelve best books of the year by the Times and his debut novel, Sleepyhead was chosen by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 books that had shaped the decade. Each of his novels has been a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller and are also available in audio, read by Mark himself.

Fiona Cummins Fiona Cummins is an award-winning former Daily Mirror Showbiz journalist and a graduate of the Faber Academy. The Neighbour is her third novel, following Rattle and The Collector. Fiona lives in Essex with her family. You can find Fiona on Twitter: @FionaAnnCummins.

Amanda Robson After graduating, Amanda Robson worked in medical research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and at the Poisons Unit at Guy’s Hospital, where she became a co-author of a book on cyanide poisoning. Amanda attended the Faber novel-writing course and is now a full-time author. Her debut novel, Obsession, was a #1 ebook bestseller and her second novel, Guilt, was a Sunday Times bestseller. Her third novel, Envy, published earlier this year.

BP Walter Barnaby Walter was born and raised in Essex. After spending his childhood and teenage years reading compulsively, he worked in bookshops then went to the University of Southampton to study Film and English followed by an MA in Film & Cultural Management. He is an alumnus of the Faber Academy and currently works in social media coordination at Waterstones. His debut novel, A Version of the Truth, published in all formats in February 2019.

Image credits: Photo of Mark Billingham by Steve Best.

Thursday 13 7.00PMJune


Library of Birmingham

Centenary Square

B1 2EA Birmingham GB

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