Dominique Manotti's latest translation, Affairs of State, tells of foreign workers in a landscape where murder has a political meaning. Joan Smith's recent thriller, What Will Survive is political in a broader sense. Both writers see the world as something far removed from the cosy village life of traditional crime fiction, more in common with Nordic authors such as Stieg Larsson than Agatha Christie. The pair will discuss their influences, their aims, and why the crime novel is pre-eminently a political form.
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Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Event News: Dominique Manotti and Joan Smith
I stumbled across this event: Dominique Manotti and Joan Smith on the Political Crime Novel on Wed 17 Mar, 07.30 pm at Médiathèque - Institut français (London):