Peter Guttridge, Benjamin Woods, Emily Rhodes, chaired by Nicholas Clee, editor of The Times Book Diary
‘Ten Books to Pack in Your Suitcase’
12:30 – 13:30
Peter Guttridge is a novelist and crime fiction writer for the Observer. The Times commented that his Brighton trilogy – City of Dreadful Night, The Last King of Crime and The Thing Itself demonstrates his great skill as a writer of English ‘provincial noir’. His six satirical crime novels are described as ‘de rigeur reading’ by The Good Book Guide.
Emily Rhodes is a bookseller at Daunt Books. She also writes for the Spectator, blogs at EmilyBooks and is working on a novel.
Benjamin Wood was born in 1981 and grew up in North-West England. In 2004, he was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to attend the MFA Creative Writing Programme at the University of British Columbia, Canada, where he was also fiction editor of the Canadian literary journal PRISM International. Benjamin is now a lecturer in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London. The Bellwether Revivals is his first novel.
Nicholas Clee is the author of Don't Sweat the Aubergine: What Works in the Kitchen and Why and Eclipse: The Story of the Rogue, the Madam and the Horse That Changed Racing. He is joint editor of BookBrunch, a book industry newsletter and website, and he writes a weekly book diary column in The Times. He and his family live in Finsbury Park.
Photo Credits -
Benjamin Wood: Mark Pringle
Nicholas Clee: Naomi Schillinger