EMLYN REES is an author, editor and director of the Dark & Stormy Crime Film, TV & Book Festival.
He spent his early twenties traveling around Asia and pouring drinks in London for the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Princess Anne, before joining the Curtis Brown literary agency and having his first crime novel published aged twenty-five, his second a year later, and then co-writing seven comedies with Josie Lloyd, including the Number One Sunday Times bestseller Come Together.
Emlyn recently set up and launched the UK and US paperback crime fiction imprint, Exhibit A, for Angry Robot, and now, along with Julia Crouch and Ray Leek, runs the Dark & Stormy Crime TV, Film & Book Festival.
Emlyn’s race-against-the-clock thriller, Hunted, was published in 2012 by Constable & Robinson in the UK and HarperCollins in the US. The sequel, Wanted, is out in 2014.
Emlyn lives in Brighton with his wife Joanna Rees, who also writes under the name Josie Lloyd. We’re Going on a Bar Hunt, a parody, written by Emlyn and Josie, and illustrated by the brilliant Gillian Johnson, was published by Constable books in 2013.
Emlyn’s thrillers are represented by Jonny Geller @ Curtis Brown
His children’s fiction is represented by Penny Holroyde @ The Caroline Sheldon Agency.