Deadlight ‘ One to Watch’ Lee Child
Publishers Guildhall Press will launch Desmond Doherty’s third Valberg novel, ‘Deadlight,’ on Friday the 20th November at 7 p.m. at the location of the book’s dramatic opening scene in Ebrington in Derry.
The Valberg titles have been praised for their visual and cinematic style, and have recently been optioned by Revolution Films in London. They will be adapted for screen by award-winning writing duo, Glenn Patterson and Colin Carberry. Patterson and Carberry will be at the launch, which is being hosted by BBC Arts Extra presenter Marie-Louise Muir.
Admission:Free (booking required)
“First rate writing. One to watch…” – Lee Child
“With multiple plot layers, and the city of Derry at the centre, Doherty depicts a riveting fictional world.” – Louise Phillips
Des Doherty with the late Steig Larsson’s partner, Eva Gabrielsson, at the Sil Book Festival launch.
LOUISE PHILLIPS is the author of four bestselling psychological crime thrillers. Her debut novel RED RIBBONS, and her subsequent novels, THE DOLL’S HOUSE, LAST KISS and THE GAME CHANGER, were each nominated for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year. She won the award in 2013. Louise’s work has formed part of many literary anthologies, and she has won both the Jonathan Swift Award and the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice platform, along with being shortlisted for the Molly Keane Memorial Award, Bridport UK, and many others. In 2015, she was awarded a writing residency at Cill Rialaig Artist retreat and she was also a judge on the Irish panel for the EU Literary Award. In 2016, she was longlisted for the prestigious CWA Dagger in the Library Award, and her first two novels, RED RIBBONS and THE DOLL'S HOUSE, were published in the US. She has recently been awarded an Arts Bursary for Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland, and is currently working on her latest novel, which is set in the US. Louise Phillips is the crime writing mastermind behind writing.ie's Crime Scene blog.