Clare Mackintosh is the multi-award-winning author of five Sunday Times bestselling novels, including I Let You Go, which was the fastest-selling debut thriller in the year it was released. Translated into forty languages, her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, have been New York Times and international bestsellers and have spent a combined total of 64 weeks in the Sunday Times bestseller chart.
Clare spent twelve years in the police force, including time on CID, and as a public order commander. She left the police in 2011 to work as a freelance journalist and social media consultant and is the founder of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival. She now writes full time and lives in Wales with her husband and their three children.
Clare will be talking about her new book – The Last Party – and her new TV series being filmed in Wales.
Clare will be interviewed by Caroline Smailes.
Dr Caroline Cauchi Smailes’ acclaimed debut novel, In Search of Adam, was published in 2007 (The Friday Project/HarperCollins). The Big Issue North declared the book ‘an engrossing and touching read from a new talent’. Since then Caroline has written seven additional novels. These include Black Boxes, international bestseller Like Bees To Honey, an experimental digital novel with eleven endings 99 Reasons Why and modern day fairy tale The Drowning of Arthur Braxton (all HarperCollins).