IFOA Stratford welcomes winner of the Latino International Book Award Chantel Acevedo and Sherlock Award winner Mark Billingham. They will read from their latest work and discuss inspiration, character development and plot twist.
Tickets can be purchased through Stratford Writers Festival.
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Chantel Acevedo was born in Miami to Cuban parents. She is the author of A Falling Star, Love and Ghost Letters, The Distant Marvels and the winner of the Latino International Book Award. Acevedo is an Associate Professor of English in the MFA Program at the University of Miami.
Mark Billingham has twice won the Theakston's Old Peculier Award for Crime Novel of the Year, and has also won a Sherlock Award for the Best Detective created by a British writer. Each of his novels featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne has been a Sunday Times bestseller. Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat were made into a hit TV series on Sky 1 starring David Morrissey as Thorne, and a new series based on the novels In the Dark and Time of Death will be broadcast on BBC1 in 2017. Mark lives in north London with his wife and two children.