Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What is Ruth Dudley Edwards reading?

The latest featured contributor to Writers Read: Ruth Dudley Edwards, journalist, historian and prize-winning biographer, and crime novelist.

One paragraph from her entry:
I'm spending most of my days in court in Belfast or Dublin covering the civil case against the Omagh bombers - about which I'm writing a book. Terrorism is these days my main interest, so I'm reading Michael Burleigh's chilling but very lively Blood and Rage: a cultural history of terrorism. [read on]
Edwards won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Victor Gollancz: a biography.

Her non-fiction books include True Brits: inside the Foreign Office, The Pursuit of Reason: The Economist 1843-1993, The Faithful Tribe: an intimate portrait of the loyal institutions, and Newspapermen: Hugh Cudlipp, Cecil Harmsworth King and the glory days of Fleet Street.

Her crime novels include Murdering Americans, which is set in the academic world of Indiana. It won the 2008 Last Laugh Award, awarded at Crimefest.

Poisoned Pen Press has recently republished her novel Clubbed to Death.

Visit Ruth Dudley Edwards' website.

Writers Read: Ruth Dudley Edwards.

--Marshal Zeringue