Jill Dawson and Jo Baker A Sense of Unease - the craft of creating atmosphere

Friday 27 October 2023

Crowne Plaza Hotel

A pervasive sense of unease, chill, rumour and misunderstanding... the stock in trade of many fiction genres from thriller to domestic noir. But how does a writer create that subtlety to keep the reader on edge? Two bestselling authors share their techniques. Jill Dawson’s latest novel The Bewitching re-tells the 16th century Witches of Warboys drama steeped in guilt and suspicion. Jill is author of many novels including The Language of Birds and The Great Lover. Jo Baker (Longbourn, The Body Lies) explores foreboding in her latest, The Midnight News, set during the Blitz.

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