John Niven and Simon Mayo

Killer Thrillers

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Sat 9th May 2020 Start Time: 4:00 pm End Time: 5:00 pm

Baillie Gifford Auditorium, Stratford Play House


Thrillers sell in their hundreds of thousands, but what skills does it take to make our hearts race?

John Niven is a screen writer and author of novels including Kill Your Friends, The Amateur, and Straight White Male and the novella Music from Big Pink. Simon Mayo is a writer and former BBC Radio 2 Drivetime presenter. He also leads the podcast Simon Mayo’s Books of the Year, a daily host on Scala Radio and co-presenter of Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review for the BBC. His previous books include Mad Blood Stirring, Blame and the Itch trilogy. Knife Edge is his debut contemporary thriller.

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