Your basket is empty.

Jill Dawson at the Portico Library

What really goes on in the heads of novelists who write about sociopaths and murderers? Much-loved author Jill Dawson presents a new work drawing inspiration from the life and books of cult writer Patricia Highsmith, whose work was adapted into the films Carol and The Talented Mr Ripley. Jill’s new novel, The Crime Writer, is an intriguing blend of fact and fiction, using the facts of Highsmith’s life as a starting point to reimagine the author’s life and clandestine love affairs with women in 1964 Suffolk. Jill’s previous books include Fred and Edie (shortlisted for the Whitbread and Orange Prizes), The Great Lover and Wild Boy. Carol scriptwriter Phyllis Nagy said,  ‘this book is the real deal. Beautifully written and a must for all Highsmith fans.’ Jill will be in conversation with Katie Popperwell.

Suitable for ages 14+

Priority booking is available for MLF Get Closer Members from 10am Friday 5th August. To buy tickets, please log-in on the top right hand side of the screen.
Public tickets will be available from 10am Monday 15th August. Membership including advance booking starts at £20 a year. Please visit our Get Closer page for more info or call Quay tickets on 0843 208 0500.


Discount / Promotional Code

  • Please enter Discount/ Promotional Code here:

Buy or Renew your Membership


MLF Partners