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Kim Slater and Helen Cooper in conversation, with guests

Wednesday, 18th May, 2022    
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop*
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH

A free event in the bookshop, in association with Nottingham Creative Writing Hub

Advance booking please, to ensure your seat – register via Eventbrite

Kim Slater’s debut multi-award-winning Young Adult novel, Smart, which began life as a short story for her MA Creative Writing at NTU, was published in 2014. Thus far, this has been followed by three other hugely successful books: A Seven-Letter Word, 928 Miles from Home, and The Boy Who Lied. Kim has also written 15 bestselling psychological thrillers.

Helen Cooper is a writer of psychological thrillers. Her debut novel, The Downstairs Neighbour, was published by Hodder & Stoughton in February 2021. It tells the story of three families sharing a converted Georgian townhouse in south-west London, whose lives drastically unravel after the disappearance of the 17-year-old girl from the top floor flat. Her second novel is due later this year. She has also written two books on academic writing for students, and is a graduate of NTU’s MA Creative Writing.

Support will come from two of our exceptional current NTU Creative Writing students, including MA student Rebekah Hemmens. The readings will be followed by an audience-led Q&A. The event is chaired by David Belbin, novelist and Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at NTU, who taught Kim and Helen when they were students on NTU’s MA Creative Writing.