Helen FitzGerald: Not as Dark and Scary as Her Books!

We love the description of Helen on her website. She’s just recently been nominated for the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the year (for the second time). The former social worker, who worked with sex offenders, admits to drawing on her experience to form some of her characters and stories. In this episode, we find out more about growing up in rural Australia, in a neighbourhood of troubled males, and how this influenced some of her career choices. We also get a peak behind the curtains of how her critically acclaimed novel, The Cry, became a riveting mini-series on the BBC. Helen’s book recommendation is Doug Johnstone’s A Dark Matter. We also hear David Wilson, Scottish Professor of Criminology, in conversation with author Lin Anderson at last year’s Bloody Scotland International Crime Festival in Stirling.  

 

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Helen FitzGeraldhttps://helenfitzgerald.wordpress.com @fitzhelen

Doug Johnstone: https://dougjohnstone.com @doug_johnstone

Lin Anderson: http://www.lin-anderson.com/about.htm @Lin_Anderson

David Wilson: https://www.professorwilson.co.uk @ProfDavidWilson

Theresa Talbothttp://www.theresatalbot.com/about  @Theresa_Talbot

Bloody Scotland International Crime Festivalhttps://bloodyscotland.com @BloodyScotland


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