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Simon Beckett

Sheffield-born crime writer, who is popular across Europe as well as in the UK.

20/04/1960 -
  • Simon Beckett is a Sheffield-based crime writer who, while having modest success in the UK, is hugely popular across Europe.
  • His series featuring forensic anthropologist Dr. David Hunter has sold millions of copies worldwide, particularly in Germany.
  • Beckett worked as a journalist for years--an assignment took him to the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility (nicknamed the "Body Farm"), where he was inspired to take up writing novels.
  • Before journalism, he earned a Master of Arts degree in English, taught in Spain and played the bongos in several bands.

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