John Macken lives in Birmingham and is married with two children. By day he runs a group of cancer researchers in a large windowless building. By night he writes forensic crime novels, including Dirty Little Lies (Corgi, 2007), Trial by Blood (Corgi, 2008) and Breaking Point (Corgi, 2009). Under various guises, he has written widely for national newspapers and published 5 other novels.
Saturday 1 November 2008, 3.30pm Henry Moore Gallery
"The audience were the stars of the Battle of Ideas - engaged, informed and enthusiastic. As a panellist, I felt both ashamed and educated. Exactly as it should be."
John Street, professor of politics, University of East Anglia