We are delighted to welcome novelist and short-story writer Jacob Ross to discuss his work including the Jhalak Prize winning Caribbean set crime thriller, ‘The Bone Readers’ (2016), and his forthcoming Black Rain Falling (2020). This new crime series introduced to the world the fresh-eyed forensics expert Michael ‘Digger’ Digson into murky worlds of intrigue, violence and deceit in a fascinating and brilliant portrayal of small town island life.
Jacob Ross is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of three acclaimed collections of short stories, A Way to Catch the Dust, Song for Simone and Tell No-One About This – nominated by The 2018 Bocas Literary Festival as one of the three best works of Caribbean fiction published in 2017. His first novel, Pynter Bender, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Regional Prize, and his debut crime novel, The Bone Readers won the inaugural Jhalak Prize in 2017. His forthcoming novel, Black Rain Falling (March 2020) will be published by Sphere/Hachette.
‘The Bone Readers is a page-turner, but its insights and language are equally testament to a literary novel of impressive depth and acuity’
‘Jacob Ross is a unique and thrilling new voice in crime fiction’ Mark Billingham