Ann Cleeves was the Malice Domestic Honored International Visitor in 2015. In 2016, she was a Left Coast Crime International Guest of Honor. Ann is reader-in-residence for the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival and was twice shortlisted for the Dagger Award before winning the first Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award for Raven Black. Vera is the television show based on the Vera Stanhope series, including The Seagull. Ann Cleeves lives in England. She is also the author of the Shetland Island Mysteries, including Cold Earth.