Mark Billingham video
Here’s the first of the videos from Tuesday night. It was a really good event – and what a great speaker Mark Billingham is!
In the video he talks about how he became a crime fiction reader (being introduced to Sherlock Holmes at the age of 11 by a teacher), how he moved from being a TV writer and stand-up comedian to first reviewing (for the Ham & High newspaper) and then writing novels, and how Jean-Dominique Bauby’s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly inspired the plot of Sleepyhead, his first book.
This video consists of Mark being introduced by David Ruse (Director of Libraries) and Mark’s talk. After his main talk he read a passage from Sleepyhead (not filmed) and answered lots of questions (videos currently being edited).