External Activities

  • 2018 - Co-director, 'Noirwich'
  • 2018 - External examiner, PhD, Anglia Ruskin University
  • 2017 - Northern Noir conference, paper and panel member, UCL/City University
  • 2017 - Murder and Mystery conference, paper, St Hilda's College, Oxford
  • 2017 - Co-director, 'Norwich' 
  • 2016 - External examiner, PhD, Brunel University London
  • 2016 - External examiner, PhD, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2016 - Programme Director, 'Noirwich'
  • 2015 - Programme Director, 'Noirwich'
  • 2015 - Captivating Criminality conference, paper/panel member, Bath Spa
  • 2014 - Programme Director, 'Noirwich'
  • 2014 - Cheltenham Literature Festival, panel chair
  • 2014 - British Library, Crime panel
  • 2014 - East Anglian Book of the Year, judge
  • 2014 - Noirwich Crime Writing Festival, founder and programme director
  • 2014 - Geneva Writers' Conference: featured author/ workshop leader
  • 2013 - Harrogate Crime Writing Festival: Panel member
  • 2013 - Literature Curator, Harrogate International Summer Festival
  • 2012 - Literature Curator, Harrogate International Summer Festival
  • 2012 - Tutor, Novel Master-Class, Writers’ Centre Norwich
  • 2011 - Harrogate Crime Writing Festival: panel chair
  • 2011 - Judge, Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year
  • 2011 - Literature Curator, Harrogate International Summer Festival
  • 2010 - The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival
  • 2010 - Tutor, Teaching the Zeitgeist, Writers’ Centre Norwich
  • 2009 - King’s Lynn Literature Festival
  • 2008 - Chair, John Lewellyn Rhys Prize
  • 2008 - Prose Fiction Master-Class, New Writing Partnership
  • 2007 - Chair, New Writing Ventures Fiction Award
  • 2007 - Judge, Eastern Daily Press Short Story Award
  • 2005 - Durham Book Festival
  • 2000-2005 - Literary Editor, Esquire magazine
  • 2004-2012 - Columnist, Daily Mirror
  • 2001 - Prose Fiction Visiting Guest, Arvon Foundation
  • 2000 - Prose Fiction Visiting Guest, Arvon Foundation

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