Author inspired by serial killer Nilsen

By Jamie Buchan

Published: 29/12/2009

A FILM-MAKER, who wrote one of the biggest movies of 2009, has revealed the inspiration for his next book is his relationship with north-east-born serial killer Dennis Nilsen.

Jon Ronson became a pen pal to the mass murderer while Nilsen was served time at Full Sutton Prison in York.

The author wrote to Nilsen after discovering he had translated one of his earlier books into braille.

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