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Born: Ann Cleeves, 1954 (to present), UK
Publishing Name(s): Ann Cleeves
Series Character(s): Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope; Detective Inspector Stephen Ramsay; Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez; George & Molly Palmer-Jones
Ann Cleeves is a British crime-writer. In 2006 she won the inaugural Duncan Lawrie Dagger, the richest crime-writing prize in the world, for her novel Raven Black. She studied English at Sussex University but dropped out. She then took up various jobs including cook, auxiliary coastguard, probation officer, library outreach worker and child care officer. She lives in Whitley Bay. The Vera Stanhope novels have been dramatized as the TV detective series Vera, and the Jimmy Perez novels as the series Shetland. In 2014 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Sunderland. In 2015, Ann Cleeves is the Programming Chair for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival & the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. Also in 2015, she was shortlisted for the Dagger in the Library UK Crime Writers' Association award for an author's body of work in British libraries (UK). Read More on wikipedia.
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