HULL NOIR PRESENTS
Hull Noir presents a one-off panel as part of this year’s Humber Mouth festival. To mark the centenary of women’s suffrage and the continuing struggle for equality, writers Eva Dolan, Ali Harper, Sarah Hilary, and Jo Jakeman explore the ways in which their work uses crime fiction to tackle representations of power, coercion and violence. For every perpetrator, a victim; for every crime, a human cost.
Ali Harper has recently completed a PhD in feminist crime fiction and chick noir. Her first novel, The Disappeared, was published by Harper Collins in summer 2018. She lives in Leeds where she’s currently working on the second in the series. Ali also had three novels published under the name of AJ Taft.
Eva Dolan is the critically acclaimed author of the Zigic and Ferreira series, set in a rural Hate Crimes department. Tell No Tales and After You Die were shortlisted for the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year Award and After You Die was also longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Her latest title is This Is How It Ends.
Jo Jakeman won the 2016 Friday Night Live Award at York Festival of Writing where she was also shortlisted for Best Opening Chapter. Her debut thriller, Sticks and Stones, was published by Harvill Secker in the UK, and as The Exes’ Revenge by Berkeley in the US and Random House Canada. Rights have been sold in eight other territories to date. Her second novel will be published in summer 2019.
Sarah Hilary’s debut, Someone Else’s Skin, won Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year 2015 and was a World Book Night selection for 2016. The Observer’s Book of the Month (“superbly disturbing”) and a Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller, it has been published worldwide. No Other Darkness, the second in the series, was shortlisted for a Barry Award in the US. Come and Find Me is the latest in the Marnie Rome series.
Tickets: £7 / £5 concessions