Chairperson: Declan Burke
Fresh from his solo event at Smock Alley Theatre (see page 17), bestselling Swedish novelist Arne Dahl joins forces with two Irish writers to consider the dark arts of the crime thriller. In such a competitive field, what makes a thriller stand out, and how do you keep the reader turning the pages? RTÉ correspondent-turned-crime novelist Sinead Crowley’s debut is attracting all the right buzz. Can Anybody Help Me? tells the story of a young Dublin mother whose addiction to an online forum leaves her vulnerable to a terrifying killer. Brian McGilloway is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Inspector Benedict Devlin and DS Lucy Black series. His sixth novel, Hurt, was published in 2013. Earlier this year he won the Tony Doyle Award for his screenplay Little Emperors. Presented in association with Dublin City Public Libraries.