Bestselling authors to join West Sussex Libraries Online

West Sussex Library Service are virtually hosting three bestselling Sussex authors throughout February.


Release date: 25 January 2021

As part of the BBC’s ‘Novels That Shaped Our World’ campaign, West Sussex Library Service will be virtually hosting three bestselling Sussex authors next month.

Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, which features in the celebrated BBC list, the library service will be interviewing three contemporary crime and thriller writers to investigate the role that reading has played in their lives.

All three events will take place over Zoom throughout February and will explore the books that have inspired and influenced these popular novelists.

This exciting series of events kicks off on Monday 8 February at 7pm with Sunday Times Bestselling Author Elly Griffiths. Famous for her acclaimed Dr Ruth Galloway series, Elly’s recent standalone mystery, The Stranger Diaries, was a Richard & Judy bestseller and won America’s most coveted accolade for crime fiction, the Edgar Award.

Then on Monday 22 February at 7pm, Isobel Ashdown will be discussing her favourite reads and how they have influenced her writing career. Isobel is the author of eight novels, including the bestselling thriller Little Sister and her latest, the critically acclaimed 33 Women.

These virtual conversations draw to a close with Jane Lythell on Wednesday 24 February at 2pm. Jane worked as a television producer and commissioning editor before becoming Deputy Director of the BFI (British Film Institute) and Chief Executive of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), she now writes bestselling psychological suspense thrillers full-time.

Tickets to all of these events are FREE and you can get details of how to register online.

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