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Crime Cymru Panel with Emma Kavanagh, Philip Gwynne Jones and Katherine Stansfield

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2020-06-26 20:00

 Join crime writers Emma Kavanagh, Philip Gwynne Jones and Katherine Stansfield for an evening exploring the darker side of human experience. We'll delve into three new novels that each unearth painful secrets of the past, journeying to a small Canadian town, a Venetian island and the windswept cliffs of Cornwall as we discuss the fascinating ways crime fiction works its magic on readers.


Emma Kavanagh was born and raised in South Wales. After graduating with a PhD in Psychology from Cardiff University, she spent many years working as a police and military psychologist, training firearms officers, command staff and military personnel throughout the UK and Europe. She lives in South Wales with her husband and young sons. 

Katherine Stansfield grew up in Cornwall and now lives in Cardiff. Her historical crime series Cornish Mysteries has won the Holyer an Gof Fiction Prize and been shortlisted for the Winston Graham Memorial Prize. The most recent instalment is The Mermaid's Call. She co-writes a fantasy crime trilogy with her partner David Towsey, publishing as D. K. Fields, and has also published two full length poetry collections and a pamphlet with Seren.

Philip Gwynne Jones is a Welsh author now living and working in Venice. He first came to Italy in 1994 when he spent some time working for the European Space Agency in Frascati, a job that proved to be less exciting than he had imagined. He spent twenty years in the IT industry before realising he was congenitally unsuited to it, and now works as a writer, teacher and translator. He is the author of a series of Venice-based thrillers featuring Honorary Consul Nathan Sutherland. Venetian Gothic, the fourth in the series, has recently been published, and further titles are planned for 2021 and 2022.


This event is hosted by Crime Cymru - a diverse collective of Welsh crime writers, spanning crime fiction and non-fiction, who aim to raise the profile of Welsh crime writing in the wider world - and forms part of our wider Independent Bookshop Week celebrations. Visit www.griffinbooks.co.uk to find out more.


Friday 26 June, 8.00 pm

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