Trevor Wood

Crime, Fiction Development, Novel

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Trevor Wood’s first novel, The Man on the Street, set in his home city of Newcastle, won the Crime Writers’ Association’s John Creasey New Blood Dagger for best debut and the Crimefest Specsavers Debut Crime Novel of the Year. It was also shortlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year and has been optioned for television by World Productions, the makers of Line of Duty. It was followed by the highly-acclaimed sequel, One Way Street and the final book in the trilogy, Dead End Street was released in 2022. His fourth book, You Can Run, a standalone thriller set in a remote Northumberland village was published in March 2023 and he is currently working on a new police procedural series, set in Newcastle.

Trevor is a graduate from the inaugural MA in Crime Writing at UEA and one of the founder members of the Northern Crime Syndicate.

Read an interview with Trevor about his writing on Famous Writing Routines.

"I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to crime writing. Everyone has a different creative process and I wouldn’t dream of dictating what that should be. There are an abundance of theories and ideas out there about how to write the perfect novel, none of which suit everyone. My aim is to help the students find the methods that work best for them."

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