The Writers' Wing would like to welcome its next inmate, espionage and mystery author, Daniel Kemp.
Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do?
Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller, and although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the intrigue involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he compiles both for adults and children.
He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live’ television.
Between 20th-24th May 2018, readers can enter a Kindle Giveaway for What happened in Vienna, Jack? All you have to do is click on the following link, sign into your Goodreads account, and click 'Yes' on the event page to enter:
Who is your cellmate, and why?
Winston Churchill….Why? Just to hear him speak.
Which four books would you choose to pass the time with, and why?
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold—-Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy—-A Looking Glass War —-The Little Drummer Girl…. Why? To ask John le Carré how he wrote so many wonderful stories.
Which one of your own literary creations would you choose to visit you, and why?
Jack Price from What Happened In Vienna, Jack?..Why? To apologise for killing him off!
Where writing crime earns you time.
The Writers' Wing is a cell block where crime, thriller, mystery, horror, true crime nonfiction, and suspense authors are invited to imagine themselves as inmates in a fictional prison while answering questions.
Interested in becoming an inmate in the Writer's Wing?
Tracking down Daniel Kemp after his escape: