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Sanjida Kay

Author of The Stolen Child

Seven years ago you stole my child. Now I want her back.

“Grips to the very last page… I couldn’t put it down.”
Amanda Jennings

“Beautiful terse writing and the build to the shattering climax is palpable.”
Peter James

“Gut-wrenching … The Stolen Child succeeds as both a fast-paced thriller and a haunting tale of a fragile family.”
Peter Swanson

 

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Up-Lit to Grip-Lit: Asian Festival of Literature

Up-Lit to Grip-Lit: Asian Festival of Literature

I'm excited about this one! I'm joining fellow writers, Vaseem Khan and AA Dhand, to discuss how to write good crime fiction. As I grew up near Bradford, where AA Dhand lives and where Girl Zero is set, I'm intrigued to hear more, and I hope to pick up tips from both of these brilliant authors. Do join us! Tickets from The Asian Writer. SaveSave SaveSaveread more →
Ilkley Literature Festival

Ilkley Literature Festival

I was at Ilkley Literature Festival last week on a panel chaired by Dawn Cameron (left) and with writer and poet, Carmen Marcus. It was particularly poignant for me as, from the age of eight, I lived  on either side of Ilkley Moor, and The Stolen Child is set in Ilkley.   I read a couple of extracts from The Stolen Child and we discussed adoption, the themes of race and class in the book, as well as, of course(!) Wuthering Heights.   I'll be doing a number of events over the next couple of months in Bristol and London…read more →
Crime in the Caves

Crime in the Caves

  Six crime writers. One cave. One breathtaking performance event. Bring a chair, a torch, strong nerves and stronger bladders for an umissable evening of crime in Redcliffe caves. Do join me for Crime in the Caves as part of Bristol Festival of Literature, with C.L. Taylor, AA Abbott, Cavan Scott & Amy Morse - Authorpreneur 7.30pm Thursday 26 October Tickets from the Bristol Ticket Shop     SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSaveread more →
Free interview on Audible

Free interview on Audible

I'm delighted to be able to share an interview that Audible are featuring with me. I'm talking about juggling writing and parenthood, the transition to being a thriller writer, and, of course, The Stolen Child. You can download it for free here; or head over to Audible for the audiobook of The Stolen Child.   SaveSaveread more →

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