|Intro||British crime author and journalist|
|Birth||1952, Burnley, United Kingdom|
Stephen Booth (born 1952) is an English crime-writer. He is the author of the Derbyshire-set Cooper and Fry series.
Early and Personal Life
Booth was born in Burnley, Lancashire, the son of Jim and Edna Booth. At the age of two, he moved with his parents to Blackpool. He attended Arnold School in the town. He currently lives with his wife Lesley in Nottinghamshire.
For over 27 years, he was a journalist for various newspapers and magazines including the Wilmslow Advertiser, Huddersfield Examiner, and the Worksop Guardian. He also worked as a sub-editor for the Daily Express and The Guardian. In 2001 he gave this up to be a full-time novelist.
Awards and nominations
2001 – Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel: Black Dog 2001 – Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year (shortlist): Dancing with the Virgins 2002 – Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel: Dancing With the Virgins 2003 – Dagger in the Library 2006 – Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award (shortlist): One Last Breath 2007 – Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award (shortlist): The Dead Place