Introducing Guest Author Lynn Shepherd

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We are very sad that Lynn Shepherd has had to withdraw from speaking at the Unconvention due to illness. But she is a fabulous author and we recommend you look out for her and her books! Get well soon, Lynn!

Lynn Shepherd is an award-winning writer of ‘literary mysteries’ – one part literary fiction to one part historical crime. She turned Jane Austen into a murder mystery long before PD James, and has subsequently ‘recalled to life’ Dickens’ London in the critically-acclaimed Tom-All-Alone’s, explored the dark secrets of the Shelleys in A Treacherous Likeness, and taken Dracula back to its literary roots in The Pierced Heart. All four novels have received Kirkus stars.

She worked in the City and PR before becoming a writer and, when working for Guinness in the 1990s, created the ‘Water of Life’ environmental and humanitarian initiative, which has brought clean water to over five million people in the last five years alone. She is a trustee of the Wordsworth Trust and runs their Romanticism blog (@Wordsworthians). Her own Twitter account is @Lynn_Shepherd. She has also appeared on Radio 4’s Saturday Review and in Lucy Worsley’s BBC4 series A Very British Romance.

Lynn’s talk is entitled ‘Recalled to Life: how to write a literary crime’.

Books by Lynn Shepherd reviewed by Heaven-Ali.