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Literary Event, Tue 27 Mar 2018

Meet the Authors - Frances Brody, Clare Fisher, Ch

Meet the Authors - Frances Brody, Clare Fisher, Ch


Partnership event with HEART

Frances Brody is the author of popular mystery novels set 1920s Yorkshire, featuring Headingley-based Kate Shackleton, First World War widow turned sleuth, her sidekick, former policeman Jim Sykes and housekeeper Mrs Sugden. Before writing the Kate Shackleton series, Frances wrote as Frances McNeil - short stories, scripts and plays for radio, theatre and television. JEHAD was produced at Manchester Library Theatre, the Gate, Nottingham Playhouse and Theatr Clwyd and was nominated for a Time Out Award. Her Leeds-based sagas, the first of which won the HarperCollins Elizabeth Elgin award, have recently been re-published as Frances Brody books.

Clare Fisher (pictured) was born in Tooting, south London in 1987. After accidentally getting obsessed with writing fiction when she should have been studying for a BA in History at the University of Oxford, Clare completed an MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London. All The Good Things is her first novel and was described as ‘a sparky and unsettling debut’ by The Guardian. When she’s not writing, she’s selling books, teaching writing, running, or tweeting about not writing.

Chris Nickson is the author of over 20 historical crime novels, including the six acclaimed Richard Nottingham novels, setin Leeds in the 1730s. Cold Cruel Winter was named one of the 10 Best Mysteries of the Year by Library Journal, while the audiobook of The Broken Token was cited as one of the Audiobooks of 2012 by the Independent on Sunday. Born and raised in Leeds, Chris spent 30 years living in the US and working as a music journalist in Cincinnati and Seattle before returning to Britain in 2005. Along with the novels, he’s the author of over 30 non-fiction books. The Tin God, the sixth novel in his Victorian Leeds crime series featuring Detective Superintendent Tom Harper, comes out in March.

June Taylor is a writer from Leeds, living in Headingley. Her debut novel Losing Juliet was published in 2017 by HarperCollins. She is currently working on her second book, set in contemporary Leeds. June is active in the local writingscene in all its forms, and is on the Board of Script Yorkshire. Losing Juliet was nominated for the Not the Booker Prize 2017. She was also runner-up in the 2011 Times/Chicken House Fiction Competition for her Young Adult novel and writes plays and flash fiction.

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Event details

Dates Times
Tue 27 Mar 2018 19:30 to 22:00


Headingley LitFest


Bennett Road,



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Map reference: SE 278360  Lat: 53.82032 Long: -1.57852

By car – access is only from North Lane, end of Bennett Road and NOT Otley Road. Limited on-street parking. Two disabled parking spaces are available on site.

By bus – regular buses run from Leeds city centre to Headingley, Otley Road. Brown Line 1 and Skyline 6 both stop opposite the Original Oak public house and also at the Arndale Centre. Both are only a minutes walk from HEART.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Headingley station


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