William Shaw and Olivia Kiernan in Conversation

£2 per person

Suitable for ages 16+


Join authors William Shaw and Olivia Kiernan for an afternoon of all things crime fiction. Both authors will talk about their writing process and inspiration for their novels, as well as discuss their author journeys including how they write and much more.

About Olivia Kiernan

Olivia Kiernan is an Irish writer living in the UK. She was born and raised in County Meath, near the famed heritage town of Kells and holds an MA in Creative Writing awarded by the University of Sussex. If Looks Could Kill is the third novel in her Dublin-set DCI Frankie Sheehan series. It centres round the disappearance of a mother in the Wicklow mountains, and her seemingly cold and emotionless daughter – on whom the circumstantial evidence, and the media’s suspicion, falls.

About William Shaw

William Shaw has written eight novels, including his most recent novel, Deadland. His new series is set in Kent and features DI Alexandra Cupidi as she battles not only the criminals of South East England but also her own wayward teenage daughter.Olivia and William will be in conversation with each other and will share what it’s like being an author of crime fiction, where they get their inspiration from, how they write, and much more.

WRITE Festival 2020

This event is part of The Word’s WRITE Festival which is being held between 23 May – 12 June 2020.

The Festival is jam-packed with events and workshops for people of all ages to enjoy. Find out more by viewing our full WRITE Festival programme at www.theworduk.org/write.

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