04 August 2010

Women and Crime Fiction Discussion at Manchester Literature Festival

Post date: 04 August 2010
Sophie Hannah and Val McDermid
Friday 22nd October, 7.30pm
The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
Tickets £7/£5 concessions. Book on 0843 208 0500 or Quay Tickets

Why do women make the most prolific crime writers? Are women too often portrayed as victims within the genre? We’ve invited Sophie Hannah and Val McDermid to bring an eloquent and expert perspective to a discussion on gender roles in crime fiction, female protagonists (on either side of the law) and the ongoing debate about women as authors and originators of crime fiction. Val McDermid is one of Britain’s leading crime writers with numerous awards to her name. Her latest book is Trick of the Dark. Sophie Hannah is a leading psychological crime writer and also an acclaimed poet. Her latest bestseller is A Room Swept White.

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