Henry Sutton, Professor of Creative Writing and Crime Fiction, and the convenor of the Creative Writing MA Crime Fiction.
He is the author of 15 novels and a collection of short stories, including My Criminal World, Kids’ Stuff (which was adapted for the stage, and received an Arts Council Writer’s Award), First Frost (co-written under the pseudonym James Henry) and Get Me Out Of Here. His latest novel in English, Good Dark Night, was published by Little, Brown in 2019 (under the pseudonym Harry Brett), and is the third in The Goodwin crime family series. His new, 2023, monograph, Crafting Crime Fiction, is published by Manchester University Press. He is co-editor of the 30 monograph series Elements in Crime Narratives, Cambridge University Press. He also co-edited, with Dr Laura Joyce, a collection of essays, Domestic Noir: The New Face of 21st Century Crime Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). He has been a literary critic for many years and has judged numerous awards, including the John Llewellyn Rhys prize and the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. He is a The Folio Prize academician. He has taught Creative Writing at all undergraduate and graduate levels at UEA, and supervises Creative/Critical PhDs. He is the co-founder of the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival.