Luther wins RTS award

Mar 22, 2012

Neil Cross’s hit BBC TV Series, Luther, has won a Royal Television Society award for best Drama Series of 2011. Described by judges of the ceremony, held at Grosvenor House and hosted by Rob Brydon, as “A smart, stylish and often brutal drama that keeps you gripped from beginning to end with an extraordinary central performance from Idris Elba”, the award is the latest in a series won by Cross’s creation.

Following TV success and initial hardback publication last year, Neil Cross’s novel Luther: The Calling will be published in paperback by Simon and Schuster this week. The first in a new series of Luther novels, The Calling delves further into the dark and tormented mind of DCI John Luther. Described by Guillermo del Toro as ‘gripping, taut fiction by a new master in the genre’, The Calling leads us deeper into the world of fiction’s most intense and obsessive detective.

Featuring as Sainsbury’s Book of the Week and entering the paperback charts in the top ten, Luther: The Calling is set to cause a stir. A striking campaign by Simon & Schuster, featuring more information about The Calling can be found at Liverpool Street station, the scene of a terrifying altercation in series 2 of Luther.

Neil Cross is a scriptwriter and novelist, whose work has received extensive critical acclaim. His novel Always the Sun was longlisted for the Booker Prize and Burial was shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award. Neil was lead scriptwriter for several series of award winning TV drama Spooks and is writing a screen adaptation of John Wyndam’s The Day of the Triffids for Ghost House Pictures.

Hear Neil Cross being interviewed on Radio 4