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Stuart Neville

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Podcast: Armagh author Stuart Neville talks crime noir thrillers and gigging at Glasto!

Armagh I Podcast

Stuart Neville’s novels have come a long way from his native Armagh to bookshelves across the globe, but his stories remain very much rooted in home. His stellar career began with a manuscript at a John Connolly book reading in Dublin, handed to the established author by the aspiring crime writer, who had a publishing deal, but no readership as yet. That would soon change. “One of the finest thriller debuts of the last ten years,” Connolly wrote on the flyleaf of Neville’s finished product after it was published in 2009. ‘The Ghosts of Belfast’ was the original title. Perfect for an American audience. It became ‘The Twelve’ for the home crowd – something that doesn’t sit well with Stuart – but more on that anon. The plaudits continued, with the book winning the Los Angeles Times, Mystery/Thriller category Book Prize, and a host of other awards. It was named top crime novel of the year in the New York Times and the LA Times and received glowing reviews in numerous other publications, from the Boston Globe and The Irish Times, The Guardian – to name but a few. “The best first novel I’ve read in years. It grabs you by the throat,” wrote James Ellroy on the back cover. Nine successful novels followed, with Stuart’s unique post-troubles take on Northern Ireland as the backdrop for most of his stories. Gerry Fegan, Jack Lennon, DCI Serena Flanagan became household names. The landscape he paints is unapologetically true to the character and personality of the land. The inhabitants – from the seedy, the downtrodden, the opportunists, the evil and the innocents - get on with life as best they can. Ghosts roam the pages. Stuart’s novels are often bleak. Desperation, domestic violence and gruesome murders are the subject matter of his gritty crime noir tales. The ghosts both metaphorical, real or imagined are always there, but at the core of his stories are people trying to survive in whatever world they inhabit. ‘The Traveller and other stories’, containing 12, often harrowing, short stories and a novella revisiting characters from the past, is a perfect example of this. His latest novel ‘The House of Ashes’ is already receiving five-star ratings, with one reviewer saying it may well be his masterpiece. Stuart isn’t just a writer. He has dabbled in film and he’s also a guitarist in a band that originally began as a laugh at a crime writer’s festival in New Orleans called, ‘Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers’. Their tagline -‘Murdering songs for fun.’ For this week’s podcast, Stuart tells Armagh I about his writing style and roots. He talks about his books, his influences, why he feels the arts are neglected in Northern Ireland and how his band ended up playing at Glastonbury in 2019.

58mins

24 Jun 2021

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Stuart Neville and Luca Veste

Poisoned Pen Podcast

Patrick Millikin in conversation with Stuart Neville and Luca Veste

1hr 9mins

28 Oct 2020

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Episode One Hundred and Nine - A Tool Fetish - with Stuart Neville

Two Crime Writers And A Microphone

It's where it's at! More restrictions have been announced, the two crime writers are in local lockdown, but they're not letting it get them down. This episode, we're joined by the incredible Stuart Neville! He discusses his new collection of short stories The Traveller, pancake recipes, nice tools, class issues. Plus Steve has a problem... does he ever come back? Special thanks to Netflix and the new series YOUNG WALLANDER for sponsoring this episode of the show. Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

1hr 30mins

23 Sep 2020

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Writer Haylen Beck (aka Stuart Neville) discusses writing in 2 genres on Authors on the Air

Authors on the Air

 Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes author Haylen Beck to the studio.  Haylen Beck is the pseudonym of Stuart Neville, an acclaimed, Edgar-nominated author whose crime fiction has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and made best-of-year lists with numerous publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe. About LOST  YOU:  Libby needs a break. Three years ago her husband split, leaving her to raise their infant son Ethan alone as she struggled to launch her writing career. Now for the first time in years, things are looking up. She's just sold her first novel, and she and Ethan are going on a much-needed vacation. Everything seems to be going their way, so why can't she stop looking over her shoulder or panicking every time Ethan wanders out of view? Is it because of what happened when Ethan was born? Except Libby's never told anyone the full story of what happened, and there's no way anyone could find her and Ethan at a faraway resort . . . right?   But three days into their vacation, Libby's fears prove justified. In a moment of inattention, Ethan wanders into an elevator before Libby can reach him. When the elevator stops and the doors open, Ethan is gone. Hotel security scours the building and finds no trace of him, but when CCTV footage is found of an adult finding the child wandering alone and leading him away by the hand, the police are called in. The search intensifies, a lost child case turning into a possible abduction. Hours later, a child is seen with a woman stepping through an emergency exit. Libby and the police track the woman down and corner her, but she refuses to release Ethan. Asked who she is, the woman replies:  "I'm his mother." @copyrighted Available on podcast apps and in soundcloud.com/authorsontheair

38mins

15 Aug 2019

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Haylen Beck (aka Stuart Neville) stops by the Authors on the Air studio

Authors On The Air Radio

Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes author Haylen Beck to the studio.  Haylen Beck is the pseudonym of Stuart Neville, an acclaimed, Edgar-nominated author whose crime fiction has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and made best-of-year lists with numerous publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe.About LOST  YOU:  Libby needs a break. Three years ago her husband split, leaving her to raise their infant son Ethan alone as she struggled to launch her writing career. Now for the first time in years, things are looking up. She's just sold her first novel, and she and Ethan are going on a much-needed vacation. Everything seems to be going their way, so why can't she stop looking over her shoulder or panicking every time Ethan wanders out of view? Is it because of what happened when Ethan was born? Except Libby's never told anyone the full story of what happened, and there's no way anyone could find her and Ethan at a faraway resort . . . right?   But three days into their vacation, Libby's fears prove justified. In a moment of inattention, Ethan wanders into an elevator before Libby can reach him. When the elevator stops and the doors open, Ethan is gone. Hotel security scours the building and finds no trace of him, but when CCTV footage is found of an adult finding the child wandering alone and leading him away by the hand, the police are called in. The search intensifies, a lost child case turning into a possible abduction. Hours later, a child is seen with a woman stepping through an emergency exit. Libby and the police track the woman down and corner her, but she refuses to release Ethan. Asked who she is, the woman replies:  "I'm his mother."@copyrightedAvailable on podcast apps and in soundcloud.com/authorsontheair

39mins

14 Aug 2019

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Acclaimed Author Stuart Neville discusses Psychological Thrillers

Writers On The Beat: Crime Writers and Crime Fighters

Stuart Neville steps into the Interrogation Room to clear up a few things about his craft and writing. His debut novel, THE TWELVE (published in the USA as THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST), won the Mystery/Thriller category of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was picked as one of the top crime novels of 2009 by both the New York Times and the LA Times. He has been shortlisted for various awards, including the Barry, Macavity, Dilys awards, as well as the Irish Book Awards Crime Novel of the Year. He has since published three critically acclaimed sequels, COLLUSION, STOLEN SOULS and THE FINAL SILENCE. Stuart also writes standalone thrillers under the pen name HAYLEN BECK, and his next release, entitled LOST YOU, publishes on August 6. For this episode, Stuart and Writers On The Beat host Gavin Reese discussed elements of psychological thrillers, character development, time manipulation, and his love of crafting villains. Haylen's works: https://www.amazon.com/Haylen-Beck/e/B073CFBXV9 Stuart's site: http://www.stuartneville.com/ Gavin's works: https://www.amazon.com/Gavin-Reese/e/B072W5PPGS Gavin's site: https://gavinreese.com #writersbeat #writerslife #amwritingfiction #writerscraft #craftofwriting #belfast #writingmentor #writingcoach #lostyou #haylenbeck #stuartneville #psychologicalthriller #thriller #psychology #criticism #amediting #crime #kidnapping #lostchild #foundchild #thomasharris #silenceofthelambs #claricestarling #reddragon #irishauthors #authorsofireland #writersofireland --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writersbeatpodcast/support

25mins

2 Aug 2019

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Episode Fifty Seven - Guest Co-Host Stuart Neville

Two Crime Writers And A Microphone

It's where it's at! While Steve's away, Luca is joined by the bestselling writer and official "Third Crime Writer of the Podcast" Stuart Neville! The two discuss the Fun Lovin' Crime Writers, music, scary taxi drivers on US book tours, ebooks, and writing controversial articles around book publication dates. Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

1hr 58mins

2 Mar 2018

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Episode Forty Seven - Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, Eva Dolan & Stuart Neville - Live at Bloody Scotland

Two Crime Writers And A Microphone

It’s where it’s at! Steve Cavanagh and Luca Veste present a brand new podcast for readers and writers which will bring you the latest news in the book world, interviews with the best writers, agents, publicists, editors, and literary agents in the business. Also, each week we'll hear from some of the best book reviewers around, who'll give us their reads of the week.  This week, it's the special live episode recorded at the Bloody Scotland crime festival. Featuring Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, Eva Dolan & Stuart Neville. The group discuss blocking US presidents, disappointing first dates, calling Terry Pratchett for new irons, eight part erotic adventures, one-star reviews, and take a question from Christopher Brookmyre. Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville

1hr 2mins

17 Sep 2017

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Episode Thirty Five - Guest Host Stuart Neville & Erin Kelly

Two Crime Writers And A Microphone

It’s where it’s at! Steve Cavanagh and Luca Veste present a brand new podcast for readers and writers which will bring you the latest news in the book world, interviews with the best writers, agents, publicists, editors, and literary agents in the business. Also, each week we'll hear from some of the best book reviewers around, who'll give us their reads of the week.  This week, Steve is away! We have the bestselling author Stuart Neville filling his huge shoes. Luca and Stuart discuss being in a band, Fun Lovin' Crime Writers, the differences between Harrogate and Bloody Scotland crime festivals, Stuart disagreeing with both Steve and Luca, writing advice and how much of it is ridiculous, writers block, and his forthcoming novel HERE AND GONE by Haylen Beck. In news, they discuss #LoveAudio, a cross publisher promotion of audiobooks. Star guest this episode is Erin Kelly! She talks about being a Sunday Times bestseller, courtroom research, series vs standalone, influences, Gillian Flynn, twists, the power of psychological thrillers, and receiving too many free books (tiny violin plays...) Credits: Produced by Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions Music by Stuart Neville Episode sponsored by SCRIVENER - To receive 20% off your order, go to literatureandlatte.com/scrivener and enter the code MICROPHONE.

2hr

23 Jun 2017

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Episode Two - Stuart Neville & Tracy Fenton

Two Crime Writers And A Microphone

It’s where it’s at! Steve Cavanagh and Luca Veste present a brand new podcast for readers and writers which will bring you the latest news in the book world, interviews with the best writers, agents, publicists, editors, and literary agents in the business. Also, each week we'll hear from some of the best book reviewers around, who'll give us their reads of the week. This week Luca and Steve discuss the Booker Prize, when a crime novel ceases to be a crime novel, John Banville and THAT Irish Times interview, and they follow up on Super Thursday. Tracy Fenton from THE Book club provides the best crime and thriller recommended reads. The star guest this week is the bestselling and award winning author Stuart Neville in an exclusive first interview about his new alter ego Haylen Beck, music and more. Steve and Luca give their recommended reads including Michael Connelly and Craig Robertson. Credits: Produced by: Twenty Inches of Monkey Productions. Original Music by: Stuart Neville

1hr 43mins

2 Nov 2016

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