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W&S S2 E2 Sarah Hilary

Chris Stagg presents Words & Sound, the arts and culture podcast on Phoenix FM. In episode 2 of Words & Sound, my special guest is award winning best selling author Sarah Hilary. Sarah is the author of 6 DI Marnie Rome novels, including the brand new novel; Never Be Broken. We talk all about the new book, Sarah’s approach to writing and advice and about the amazing mentoring and support initiative; Killer Women. All music played has been specially selected by Sarah.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Sarah’s website:
Killer Women:
Twitter: @sarah_hilary

Songs played in this episode:
The Style Council – A Man of Great Promise
Leonard Cohen – Dance Me to the End of Love

Sarah Hilary has worked as a bookseller, and with the Royal Navy. Her debut, Someone Else’s Skin, won Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year and was a World Book Night selection. The Observer’s Book of the Month (“superbly disturbing”) and a Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller, it was a Silver Falchion and Macavity Award finalist in the US. No Other Darkness, the second in the series was shortlisted for a Barry Award. Her latest in her DI Marnie Rome series, Never Be Broken, is out now. Sarah is one of the Killer Women, a crime writing collective supporting diversity, innovation and inclusion in their industry.


Sarah Hilary portrait and collects of her grandparents and mother that were taken in a Japanese POW camp. Mementos – a heart shaped pendant and a crucifix carved from the canopy of a plane and a book.
Photo by Linda Nylind. 31/1/2014.

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