Friday, 26 February 2016

Crime Story: Portrait of a Criminal, Newcastle 10 March 2016

Coming to Live Theatre Newcastle, Crime Story: Portrait of a Criminal on 10 March:

 February 2016
Crime Story: Portrait of a Criminal
In conversation with Andrew Hankinson and Dan Davies Live Theatre, Newcastle
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Thursday 10 March, 7pm
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We hope you can join us on Thursday 10 March for an exciting Crime Story event, which will launch our Crime Story festival programme.
Dan Davies and Andrew Hankinson, award-winning writers in the tradition of David Peace and Gordon Burn, explore the minds of two of the most notorious criminals of recent times.
At this special event, the writers will consider why they have given a voice to the perpetrators of crime, as well as exploring their own methods of writing and the place of true crime in literature.
Dan Davies spent more than a decade writing the highly-acclaimed biography, In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile, which won the Gordon Burn Prize 2015 and was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize 2015. The book is both an extraordinary portrait of Savile, compiled from years of interviews and dogged research, as well an enquiry into the society that enabled him for so long.
The event also launches Northern Writers’ Awards winner Andrew Hankinson’s You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life [You Are Raoul Moat]. The book covers the last days of the fugitive gunman Raoul Moat, who shot three people before going on the run in rural Northumberland. Pieced together from Moat’s own letters and recordings, You Are Raoul Moat offers a compelling insight into the man’s paranoid state, as well as raising interesting questions around masculinity and mental health.
Both writers will take part in a book signing after the event.
The evening will also unveil the full programme for this year’s Crime Story festival, which takes place on Saturday 11 June. Paula Hawkins (The Girl on the Train) will be headlining this year’s festival for crime writers and readers, which brings together forensic scientists, criminologists, police officers and lawyers to reveal and interrogate the facts behind crime fiction.
Ticket holders for Crime Story: Portrait of a Criminal will receive £10/£8 off their Crime Story festival ticket price.
Produced by New Writing North
  New Writing North
 Arts Council England


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