Appearing at Bay Tales Live
Trevor Wood has lived in Newcastle for 30 years and considers himself an adopted Geordie, though he still can’t speak the language. He’s a successful novelist and playwright who has also worked as a journalist and spin-doctor for the City Council. Prior to that he served in the Royal Navy for 16 years. Trevor holds an MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) from the University of East Anglia.
His first novel The Man on the Street, which is set in his home city and features a homeless protagonist, was published in March 2020. It won the Crime Writers’ Association’s John Creasey New Blood Dagger for best debut and the Crimefest Specsavers Debut 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 and Bodyguard. The highly-acclaimed sequel, One Way Street is now out in all formats and the
final book in the trilogy, Dead End Street was published in January 2022.
He is currently working on a new standalone thriller set in rural Northumberland.
Trevor is one of the founder members of the Northern Crime Syndicate and is a volunteer chef at the People’s Kitchen in Newcastle, a charity that provides hot meals for around 200
hundred people every day.