Monday, August 31, 2009

Events in the West Midlands 3 - Gerald Seymour

Gerald Seymour will be appearing in Birmingham on 25 September:
Birmingham Reader Development Office is pleased to announce its next event with thriller writer Gerald Seymour in conversation with Birmingham's Book Festival's Artistic Director, Jonathan Davidson on Friday 25 September.

GERALD SEYMOUR spent fifteen years as an international television news reporter with ITN, covering Vietnam and the Middle East, and specialising in terrorism across the world. Seymour was on the streets of Londonderry on the afternoon of Bloody Sunday, and was a witness to the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. Seymour’s first novel was the acclaimed thriller Harry’s Game, set in Belfast. He has since written twenty-four more bestselling novels, of which six have been filmed for television in the UK and US.

Gerald's new book THE COLLABORATOR, out in September is a gripping edge of your seat thriller set in Naples. Taut, brutal and shocking, THE COLLABORATOR is Gerald Seymour writing at the top of his game with a new novel about this deadly Naples crime network. For generations, the Borellis have been a part of Naples … a vicious and completely amoral part. They are a clan of the Camorra and legendary in their ruthlessness - their stranglehold on people and businesses in their area is without mercy and when a person steps out of line there is no forgiveness. Even when that person is part of the family. Sicily has the Mafia … Naples has the Camorra.
This event takes place at Birmingham Library Theatre on Friday 25 September 2009 at 6.30pm (for a 7.00pm start). Tickets (free) via the Box Office on 0121 303 2323 or online via

Euro Crime will be posting a review of The Collaborator nearer to the publication date of 17 September.

Gerald Seymour's bibliography (with links to reviews) can be viewed here.

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