National Crime Reading Month

Bodies From the Library

South-east England (inc. London) & East Anglia

Event Type:Conference
Event Organiser:Bodies From the Library
Booking Link:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bodies-from-the-library-2022-tickets-212607222927
Other Links: https://www.facebook.com/Bodies-From-The-Library-290808957767206/
Ticket Price:£40 - £45

The Knowledge Centre
British Library
96 Euston Road

Venue accessibility:

All areas of the Knowledge Centre are accessible. There is step-free access from the cloakroom to the foyer and bar, main conference rooms and toilets. The theatre has capacity for up to three wheelchairs. A hearing induction loop is installed in the theatre and other meeting rooms have Infra-Red Hearing Support Systems.

Bodies From The Library will be returning to our regular home at the British Library for our Conference in 2022, taking place on 18 June.

As always, the Conference will celebrate the Golden Age of Detective Fiction and will be of interest to fans of Agatha Christie and her contemporaries – Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy L Sayers, John Dickson Carr, Margery Allingham, the Detection Club -and also to those wanting to discover forgotten authors from the period.

Once again it is a one day conference with an exciting programme of discussions, presentations and panels on the Golden Age of Detective Fiction Writers, giving you a chance to:

Programme 2022

9.30  Registration

9.55 Opening Panel: Moira Redmond/Chrissie Poulson/Dolores Gordon Smith discuss ‘The Female Detective’

10.30 Jake Kerridge considers Margery Allingham: The Dickens of Detective Fiction.

11.00 Moira Redmond looks at the Detective Fiction of Dorothy Bowers

11.30 Coffee

12.00 Party of One: Tony Medawar considers the life and legacy of Nicholas Blake

12.30 Martin Edwards and Chrissie Poulson on The Life of Crime, Martin’s new book

1 – 2 Lunch

2.00 Play

2.30 David Brawn on The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Publishing GA

3.00 Caroline Crampton introduces Japanese Honkaku detective fiction

3.30 Coffee

4.00 John Curran looks at The Other Queen of Crime: Ellery Queen

4.30 Dolores Gordon Smith examines R. Austin Freeman and Detective Fiction

5.00 – 5.30 Closing Panel

The organisers reserve the right to amend the programme if necessary due to force of circumstances.

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