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Two Outstanding Authors, Champagne Reception and Three Course Lunch

Portrait photograph of author Marti Leimbach

Marti Leimbach introduces her latest novel Daniel Isn't Talking. This is a passionate and darkly humourous novel which explores the effects of autism on a young family. Extending its wisdom far beyond the parameters of disability into the substance of human nature itself, Marti Leimbach has written a love story for grown ups which will make you laugh out loud even as it breaks your heart.

Marti Leimbach is the author of several novels including international bestseller, Dying Young, which was made into a major film starring Julia Roberts. Julia Roberts has now bought film options to Daniel Isn’t Talking which will be directed by Stephen Chbosky, director of the highly acclaimed movie Rent.

'I adored Daniel Isn’t Talking. I was riveted, engrossed – all those wonderful things one hopes for when opening a book'
Anita Shreve

'Powerful and moving, and also surprisingly funny. A love story in every sense'
Deborah Moggach

'A terrific book, informed, passionate and touching… I was thoroughly engrossed until the last page'
Joanne Harris

Author photo © Mark Lawrence Photography

Portrait photograph of author Denise Mina

Denise Mina, Scotland's princess of crime fiction, talks about her second novel in the Paddy Meehan series. The Dead Hour sees our aspiring journalist, Paddy trawling the city for a story that will get her off the terrible night shift to which she's been consigned by her male colleagues. And then a woman, bleeding from a vicious head-wound, offers her £50 to leave her alone – and is found dead next morning. This is the story that could make Paddy's career – or break her.

Denise Mina is an extensively published academic researcher and until recently taught criminology and criminal law. Her novel Garnethill received the John Creasey Award for best first crime novel in 1998 and she has since written several crime novels to great acclaim, including The Field of Blood which was the first in the Paddy Meehan series.

'Denise Mina is one the most exciting writers to have emerged in Britain for years'
Ian Rankin

'Really quite wonderful. It took only one book for me to become a true fan'
Michael Connelly

'Quite simply a must-read'
Mark Billingham

Author photo © Ruth Clark

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