Here’s a perfect Father’s Day gift for the crime fan in your family….
Sunday 19 June at 2 p.m.
Stevenson Room, British Museum £9
Crime Fiction: Reading Scars.
Detection is the process of reconstructing events from the traces they have left – a body or a weapon is found, or a trace of blood, or even a speck of dust under a fingernail. From such evidence, a crime is unearthed. Behind crime fiction’s gripping narratives, there often lies a more incisive portrayal of a society than can be found in more obvious commentaries; and it offers a way to confront ideas of good and evil in a shades-of-grey world, where simple moral certainties aren’t so easy to find.
The event will be chaired by Jakob Stougaard – Nielsen, Lecturer in Scandinavian Literature at UCL.
For tickets and for details of all the other great events running from 17th – 19th June, visit: www.lrbshop.co.uk/wlw2011