Crime Panel with Jo Spain & William Shaw
Wednesday 29th January 18:00 - 20:00 at Liverpool
Jo Spain is a full-time writer and screenwriter. Her first psychological thriller, The Confession, was a number one bestseller in Ireland and her most recent thriller Dirty Little Secrets was hailed by the Sunday Times as a ‘sophisticated new crime novel.’ Jo co-wrote the ground-breaking RTE television series Taken Down (2018). She's now working on multiple European TV projects. Jo Spain is an experienced speaker who attends UK crime festivals throughout the year and is an expert on thriller screenwriting, writing psychological thrillers about family relationships imbued with social commentary, a strong sense of place and standout characters. Jo regularly appears on major Irish TV shows and draws enthusiastic crowds.
William Shaw was born in Newton Abbot, Devon, grew up in Nigeria and lived for sixteen years in Hackney. He has been shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger, longlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year and nominated for a Barry Award. A regular at festivals, he organises panel talks and CWA events across the country. He is the author of the Breen & Tozer crime series set in sixties London: A Song from Dead Lips, A House of Knives and A Book of Scars; and the standalone The Birdwatcher. Salt Lane and Deadland are spin-offs to The Birdwatcher. For over twenty years he has written on popular culture and sub-culture for various publications including the Observer and the New York Times.
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