March 2022

Ann Cleeves

David Hirst

Appearing Courtesy of Andy & Stuart Shatken

Ann Cleeves is the multi-million copy best-selling author behind two hit television series— ITV’s "Vera," starring Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn, and the BBC’s "Shetland", starring Douglas Henshall—both of which are watched and loved in the US. The first Shetland novel, "Raven Black," won the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel, and Ann was awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger in 2017. "The Long Call," the first in the Two Rivers series introducing Detective Matthew Venn, was an instant New York Times best-seller. She lives in the UK. 

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Meet Ann Cleeves
The great Ann Cleeves is making her first visit to our festival and mystery-lovers will not want to miss it. How did Ann meet Vera Stanhope, the irascible yet so-savvy detective she features in her British police series? How has Vera changed over the years? Let's ask!

Elmore Leonard Memorial Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Mystery / Thrillers
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Panelist: Ann Cleeves
Moderator: Shannon Baker
Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Marshall Foundation

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