Sanders (pictured right, with Michael Connelly) is a 21-year-old Aucklander, currently studying engineering at university (college, for American readers), while writing his crime novels at night. Although seemingly young, Sanders has had a passion for crime and thriller novels since he was an adolescent, and started writing his first crime novels while still at high school. He was signed up for publication as a 19-year-old (with his third manuscript, which became a #1 New Zealand Adult Fiction Bestseller, THE FALLEN), and is now working on his third crime novel. You can read more about Sanders and his writing here:
- "From reader to writer", Weekend Herald article, August 2011;
- "Young gun", Sunday Star-Times article, August 2010;
- "9mm: an interview with Ben Sanders", Crime Watch, June 2011;
By Any Means - interview with Ben Sanders
Come along to an exciting interview with Ben Sanders.
Wednesday 7 September 2011 6.30pm
6pm: light refreshements served, 6.30pm event starts
Admission: $5 ($2 Friends of the Library)
Come along to an exciting interview as crime fiction expert, Craig Sisterson, grills 21-year-old Ben Sanders about his latest release, By Any Means, and his fascination with crime fiction.
Following the discussion will be a book signing courtesy of Paper Plus, Takapuna.
RSVP: Email Helen Woodhouse (Helen.Woodhouse@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz) or phone (09) 486 8469.
For my own part, I'd just say that if any Crime Watch readers are in the area, it would be great to see you there - the Takapuna Library always hosts great events, and it would be good to get a good crowd for a local crime writer, especially as this would of course encourage this and other venues to do more crime fiction events, including with Kiwi crime writers, in future.