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Simon Hall

Simon Hall is an author of detective fiction and a BBC Television Crime Correspondent. His books - the tvdetective series - are about a television reporter who covers crimes and gets so involved in the cases he helps the police to solve them. Seven have been published; the latest, Shadows of Justice, in May last year (2013). His new novel, The Dark Horizon, was released this summer (2014). He’s also become a tutor in creative writing, with appearances at popular Writers’ Summer Schools such as Swanwick, Fishguard and Winchester, on cruise ships and overseas. Simon has become sought after as a speaker, appearing at a variety of prestigious literary festivals. His talks combine an insight into his writing work, along with some extraordinary anecdotes from the life of a television reporter, including the now notorious story of What to do when you really need a dead otter. He also regularly contributes articles to publications such as Writing Magazine. Now 46 years old, he began a broadcasting career as a DJ on the radio and in nightclubs, then moved into radio and TV news. He worked in Europe, London and Ireland before settling in Devon. Simon is married to Jess, who runs the library at Bristol University, and has an adopted daughter, Niamh. He lectures at Exeter University and College on careers in the media, as well as giving talks about the industry at local schools. One of his proudest achievements is the number of young people he has helped into jobs in broadcasting. Simon lists his likes as beer – he judges at real ale festivals – walking the Devon countryside, solving crosswords, composing curious Tweets (find him @thetvdetective ) and studying pop lyrics. For more on Simon, see his website – www.thetvdetective.com
Simon Hall

Simon Hall

Simon Hall is an author of detective fiction and a BBC Television Crime Correspondent. His books - the tvdetective series - are about a television reporter who covers crimes and gets so involved in the cases he helps the police to solve them. Seven have been published; the latest, Shadows of Justice, in May last year (2013). His new novel, The Dark Horizon, was released this summer (2014). He’s also become a tutor in creative writing, with appearances at popular Writers’ Summer Schools such as Swanwick, Fishguard and Winchester, on cruise ships and overseas. Simon has become sought after as a speaker, appearing at a variety of prestigious literary festivals. His talks combine an insight into his writing work, along with some extraordinary anecdotes from the life of a television reporter, including the now notorious story of What to do when you really need a dead otter. He also regularly contributes articles to publications such as Writing Magazine. Now 46 years old, he began a broadcasting career as a DJ on the radio and in nightclubs, then moved into radio and TV news. He worked in Europe, London and Ireland before settling in Devon. Simon is married to Jess, who runs the library at Bristol University, and has an adopted daughter, Niamh. He lectures at Exeter University and College on careers in the media, as well as giving talks about the industry at local schools. One of his proudest achievements is the number of young people he has helped into jobs in broadcasting. Simon lists his likes as beer – he judges at real ale festivals – walking the Devon countryside, solving crosswords, composing curious Tweets (find him @thetvdetective ) and studying pop lyrics. For more on Simon, see his website – www.thetvdetective.com
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