First Monday is a new monthly Central London crime fiction/thriller night to be held in Central London, starting on April 4th with Elly Griffiths (author of the celebrated Doctor Ruth Galloway series), Amanda Jennings (author of the brilliant psychological thriller, In Her Wake), Mary Paulson-Ellis (debut crime author of the much-praised The Other Mrs Walker) and Leye Adenle (Nigerian author of the gritty thriller, Easy Motion Tourist). Chaired by Barry Forshaw (Brit Noir) and sponsored by IPG Nick Robinson Newcomer Award shortlisted Publisher, Orenda Books.
Tickets can be purchased at the bottom of this page, however please follow this link for more information on this event and the authors attending.
First Monday is a mix between a social evening and a festival-style panel, offering the crime fiction community – whether readers, writers or industry professionals – a place to meet, enjoy each other’s company and hear about the latest and most intriguing crime fiction around.
First Mondays will begin at 6.30pm on the first Monday of each month with a panel discussion chaired by, amongst others, Barry Forshaw (Brit Noir etc), Jake Kerridge (Daily Telegraph) and James Kidd (Independent). Upcoming authors include Elly Griffiths (April 4th), Christopher Fowler (May 9th), Peter James (June 6th), Sophie Hannah and Belinda Bauer, as well as a host of established and debut authors from all over the world. After the panels, the conversation will spill over to a local bar.
The intent of the night is to create a knowledgeable and substantial audience for a social event which is also an opportunity for publishers and authors to promote new crime fiction. .
First Monday receives practical support from The Crime Writers Association, City University’s Crime Thriller MA Programme, The International Thriller Writers and Goldsboro Books – and several publishers have committed to sponsoring evenings, beginning with Orenda Books in April. It will be held in the College Building of City University on St John Street (close to Angel Tube station).
April 4th: Elly Griffiths (author of the celebrated Doctor Ruth Galloway series), Amanda Jennings (author of the brilliant psychological thriller, In Her Wake), Mary Paulson-Ellis (debut crime author of the much-praised The Other Mrs Walker) and Leye Adenle (Nigerian author of the gritty thriller, Easy Motion Tourist). Chaired by Barry Forshaw (Brit Noir).
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