West Dean Crime Writing Certificate. Unit 3 with Elly Griffiths and Lesley Thomson

Creative writing and publishing

Ref: SWE12069

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About this course

The course seeks to bring together all the key components of good crime writing into one continuing programme and to offer an insight into the writers' toolkit necessary for developing skills and building your confidence.

Tutors

Elly Griffiths

Associate Tutor - MA Creative Writing and Publishing
Tutor - Certificate in Crime Writing

Elly Griffiths wrote four novels under her own name (Domenica de Rosa) before turning to crime with The Crossing Places, the first novel featuring forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway. Her first standalone mystery, The Stranger Diaries, was a Richard and Judy Book Club selection and was The Times Crime Novel of the Year 2018.

Lesley Thomson

Associate Tutor - MA Creative Writing and Publishing
Tutor - Certificate in Crime Writing

Lesley Thomson's second novel A Kind of Vanishing was escribed by Ian Rankin as a treasure ‘and Lesley Thomson is a class above.’. The novel won The People's Book Prize in 2010. The Detective's Daughter became Amazon UK's longest running #1 in 2013. Lesley has an MA in English from the University of Sussex.

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