Meet Lee Child
Meet Lee Child
06 September 2012 06:30 PM
End Date: 06 September 2012 08:30 PM
Meet LEE CHILD, international best selling author, and creator of the Jack Reacher novels
on Thursday 6 September at Birmingham Library Theatre
6.30pm (for 7pm start)
This event is now fully booked.
Reacher is back in A Wanted Man!
Join us for a special evening with the Sunday Times and New York Times number one bestseller writer, Lee Child as he talks about his books and in particular his latest Jack Reacher book A Wanted Man.
Whilst this is a free event, pre booking is required and a guest list will be in operation. To book seats, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 303 2895
When you’re as big and rough as Jack Reacher – and you have a badly-set, freshly-busted nose, patched with silver duct tape – it isn’t easy to hitch a ride. But Reacher has some unfinished business in Virginia, so he doesn’t quit. And at last, he’s picked up by three strangers – two men and a woman.
But within minutes it becomes clear they’re all lying about everything – and then they run into a police roadblock on the highway. There has been an incident, and the cops are looking for the bad guys…
Will they get through because the three are innocent? Or because the three are now four? Is Reacher just a decoy?
With his signature Swiss-watch plotting and heart-thumping suspense, A Wanted Man shows Lee Child at his sublimely skilful best.
Lee Child is one of the world’s leading thriller writers. His novels consistently top the bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic. Born in Coventry in 1954, Lee Child grew up in Birmingham. He studied Law at Sheffield University and worked for Granada Television as a presentation director for eighteen years, until he lost his job at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might see a crisis, spent a few pounds on paper and pencils and sat down to write Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series. When Killing Floor was published, Lee and his family moved to the United States. He now divides his time between New York and the South of France.
In 2011, Lee Child won the prestigious Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Award for 61 Hours.
All his thrillers feature Jack Reacher, the former military cop and maverick drifter and all have been bestsellers.
Praise for Lee’s writing:
‘Lee Child on top of his game. It could well be his best book yet…the paradox of Reacher is that he is both a great big grizzly bear of a fighter… and a thinker, both Schwarzenegger and Socrates. Make love and war is his credo.’ - The Independent, reviewing The Affair
’Just finished The Affair. As always, hero Reacher grabs me on page one and never let’s go. Right now Lee Child is my No1 thriller writer’ - (Ken Follett (On Twitter) ’Lee Child is on brilliant form in The Affair...for sheer page-turning ability it's unbeatable’ - (Evening Standard )
How to book tickets:
A guest list will be in operation for this event. To book seats, please email: email@example.com or call 0121 303 2895.
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