I repeat a comment received here on a previous post:
Talk at the French Institute in London 7.30pm, 17 March 2010. Dominique Manotti and Joan Smith on the Political Crime Novel 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.
Prices: £5, conc £3
Venue: Institut français, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT
Advance booking recommended as places limited, box office: 020 7073 1350 / http://www.institut-francais.org.uk/book