Catherine Brinkworth and Jo Dinkin

Catherine Brinkworth and Jo Dinkin

Catherine Brinkworth and Jo Dinkin are a writing duo who were selected for Penguin’s WriteNow programme in 2023. Catherine is a comedy writer for TV and radio and won the BBC Comedy Staff Writer contract in 2019. Jo works in an innovation lab and won the 2020 Green Stories writing prize. They spend most of their time writing, playing video games or contemplating how they’d hide a dead body. Their debut novel – Pie and Mash: Detectives in Training – is about a millennial couple enrolled in a Private Detecting course who dig into a missing persons case for their coursework, and quickly realise they’ve bitten off more than they can chew.