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Examining the Crime Scene: Three Crime Writers in Conversation

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Blackwell's is delighted to host not one, not two, but three brilliant authors - Sólveig Pálsdóttir (representing Iceland), Helen FitzGerald (an Australian Glaswegian) and Sandra Ireland (originally from Yorkshire, but now Scottish via Ireland) will be chatting with Jacky Collins aka Dr Noir (representing Newcastle Noir).

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Sólveig Pálsdóttir studied at the Drama Academy of Iceland and has a BA degree in literary studies from the University of Iceland. She has acted in several productions at the National Theatre of Iceland and with independent theatre groups, besides participating in radio and television plays, in dubbing and other jobs related to the stage. Since 1996 Palsdottir has dedicated herself to teaching in secondary school. In recent years she has flirted with drama again, acting in short films and popular television series. Her first crime novel was published in Iceland in 2012, swiftly followed by three more in the series. Unfortunately none of them have been published into English yet.

Helen FitzGerald is the bestselling author of Dead Lovely (2007) and nine other adult and young adult thrillers, including My Last Confession (2009), The Donor (2011), The Cry (2013), which was longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and Viral (2016). Helen has worked as a criminal justice social worker for over ten years. She is one of thirteen children and grew up in Victoria, Australia. She now lives in Glasgow.

Sandra Ireland was born in Yorkshire, lived for many years in Limerick, and is now based in Scotland. She began her writing career as a correspondent on a local newspaper but quickly realised that fiction is much more intriguing than fact. In 2013 Sandra was awarded a Carnegie- Cameron scholarship to study for an MLitt in Writing Practice and Study at the University of Dundee, graduating with a distinction in 2014. Her work has appeared in various publications and women’s magazines. Her first novel Beneath the Skin was published in 2016, and promptly shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish First Book Award. She is currently writing her second novel, another psychological thriller.

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