National Crime Reading Month

Murder, They Wrote

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

Event Type:Panel
Event Organiser:Jaipur Literary Festival at the British Library
Booking Link:https://jlflitfest.org/london/schedule
Ticket Price:£20 for a full day Sunday Pass; £10 for students/unemployed ; £8 for online only

Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road

Three British-Asian writers come together to discuss the innards of detective fiction and crime writing. Bestselling crime writer Vaseem Khan is the author of the Mumbai-set Baby Ganesh Agency series and the CWA Historical Dagger-winning Malabar House novels set in 1950s Bombay and featuring India’s first female police detective. Sonia Faleiro’s book of true crime, The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing, longlisted for the 2022 ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction, examines the mysterious deaths of two teenage girls, underpinned by caste and gender violence. Author, journalist and historian, Shrabani Basu’s latest book, The Mystery of the Parsee Lawyer: Arthur Conan Doyle, George Edalji and the Case of the Foreigner in the English Village is a fascinating account of how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle personally investigated the case of a falsely implicated Indian lawyer. A session that examines how society and its faultlines find a voice in noir writing; in conversation with celebrated writer, Nikesh Shukla.

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