Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Jake Arnott and Cathi Unsworth in Conversation

Saturday October 12th 4.30pm at The Karamel Club

We welcome two of London Noir's most celebrated authors, Jake Arnott and Cathi Unsworth. This promises to be a thrilling afternoon's entertainment. The discussion will not only be about our fair capital, Jake and Cathi will be discussing the importance of settings in their novels. Cathi's latest novel, Weirdo (we thoroughly recommend you buy this) was set in Great Yarmouth and out-of-season seaside resort feel of the place was captured with extraordinay accuracy. Jake's new novel, The House of Rumour (what do you mean you haven't bought it yet?) is set in Los Angeles, Havana, Detroit, Munich. And London. How does an author capture the mood, spirit and soul of the location they are writing about?
Jake Arnott. Jake’s bestselling debut novel, THE LONG FIRM, was published in 1999 and has been followed by He Kills Coppers, Truecrime, Johnny Come Home and The Devil's Paintbrush. His latest novel is The House of Rumour, where Jake once again fictionalises reality in a most incredible way. Described by the critic Mark Lawson as 'A conspiracy thriller filled with bewildering connections, dark conjecture and arcane information, The House of Rumour perhaps most resembles The Da Vinci Code, rewritten by an author with the gifts of characterisation, wit and literacy"

Cathi Unsworth. Cathi began her career on the legendary music weekly Sounds at the age of 19 and has worked as a writer and editor for many other music, film and arts magazines since.
Her first novel The Not Knowing was published in 2005, followed the next year with the award-winning short story compendium London Noir, which she edited.  The punk noir novel The Singer follwed and then Bad Penny Blues, inspired by the unsolved 'Jack the Stripper' murders of 1959-65 was published in 2010 to great critical acclaim. Her latest novel, Weirdo, an incredible tale of teenage trauma and female transgression set on the Norfolk coast was shortlisted for the EDP-Jarrolds East Anglian Book of the Year and named Book of the Year 2012 by Loud and Quiet Magazine and crimesquad.com
The authors books will be available at the event and throughout the festival. Jake and Cathi will e happy to sign copies of there books for you.
Tickets for this are £3 and are available HERE

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