I'll be reading from The Miracle Inspector at Camden Working Men's College on Friday 28th September at an event called Celebrating Women Writers, hosted by Lucy Popescu. The other readers will be Tracy Brabin, Syd Moore, Chibundu Onuzo and Denise Saul.
Lucy Popescu is the author of The Good Tourist. Here are the biographies of the readers, including mine:
Tracy Brabin is an actress and writer. She has been a team writer on various TV shows such as Crossroads, Family Affairs, Tracy Beaker, Heartbeat, Hollyoaks and Shameless and has two feature films Yarko and Cross your Heart in development. She has appeared in Love + Hate, Midsomer Murders, Rosemary and Thyme, Sunburn, El Cid, Silent Witness, Holby, Casualty, Doctors, Strictly Confidential and several series of Outside Edge, A Bit of a Do and Ghosthunter, as well as playing Roxy in Eastenders and Trisha Armstrong in Coronation Street for three years. Tracy will be reading from a work in progress, Paradise, a novel for young adults.
Syd Moore is the author of The Drowning Pool, a ghost-thriller set in Leigh-on-Sea, inspired by the legend of the 19th Century Essex woman – the Sea Witch, Sarah Moore. Her latest book, Witch Hunt, published on 11 October 2012, explores the myths and motivations surrounding Mathew Hopkins, the self-appointed Witch finder General, and voices the stories of the 'witches' he persecuted. Syd has worked extensively in the publishing industry and fronted Channel 4’s book programme, Pulp. She was the founding editor of Level 4, an arts and culture magazine, and currently works for Metal Culture, developing literature programmes.
Chibundu Onuzo grew up in Lagos, the youngest of four children to doctor parents. She has just finished a history degree at King's College London and is about to start a Masters in Public Policy at UCL. Chibundu’s debut novel, The Spider King’s Daughter, was published by Faber in March 2012 to much acclaim. Chibundu’s second novel, also to be published by Faber, follows two soldiers during the Niger Delta conflict.
Denise Saul is a poet and fiction writer. Her White Narcissi (published by Flipped Eye Publishing), was Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice for Autumn 2007. Denise’s poetry has been published in a variety of US and UK magazines and anthologies. House of Blue (published by Rack Press) was Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Recommendation for Summer 2012. She is the winner of the 2011 Geoffrey Dearmer Prize for her poem ‘Leaving Abyssinia’.
Helen Smith a novelist and playwright. She is the author of bestselling cult novels Alison Wonderland and Being Light as well as other books and plays. Alison Wonderland hit Amazon's bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching number one in the US Kindle chart. The Times has called her: “at the very least a minor phenomenon.” Her latest novel is The Miracle Inspector published in September 2012. Helen is a member of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and The Crime Writers Association. She hosts the popular Literary Cabaret events at literary festivals.
Celebrating Women Writers starts at 7pm. Tickets are £5 including a glass of wine.