Whether it’s a nail-biting courtroom drama or hard-boiled noir thriller, crime writing needs to nimbly navigate suspense, mystery, and action. Do you have a manuscript or book idea that needs that extra push?

In this three-hour writing workshop, you’ll get a chance to work with three experts in the field: best-selling and Bradford-based crime writer, A.A. Dhand, award-winning literary agent Simon Trewin, and author Abir Mukherjee. The event will start with an introductory talk from our hosts, followed by practical workshops with each of our crime-writing masters. This workshop has a limited capacity, so don’t miss the chance to fine-tune your craft and receive guidance and advice on how to pen your next best-seller.

About The Authors

A.A. Dhand

A.A. Dhand was raised in Bradford and spent his youth observing the city from behind the counter of a convenience store. He worked in London as a pharmacist and travelled extensively before returning to Bradford to start his own business and began writing. The history, diversity and darkness of the city have inspired his Harry Virdee novels.

Abir Mukherjee

Abir Mukherjee has been a fan of crime fiction since adolescence. The child of immigrants from India, A Rising Man, his debut novel, was inspired by a desire to learn more about a crucial yet almost forgotten period in Anglo-Indian history and won the Harvill Secker/Daily Telegraph crime writing competition.

Photo by Nick Tucker

About The Agent

Simon Trewin

Simon Trewin has been a literary agent for twenty-five years and is the founder of his own media agency which represents authors and brands in the creative space. He has worked with a wide range of authors including Philippa Gregory, John Boyne, Andrew Miller, Alan Sillitoe and A.A Dhand.