Cardiff BookTalk event, The Literary Thriller, Monday 11 February 2019

Cardiff BookTalk is pleased to invite you to our first event for 2019, as we explore the popular genre of the literary thriller. Please join us on the evening of Monday 11th February as we explore The Golden Orphans, the brand new novel by Cardiff author Gary Raymond.

Gary is a novelist, critic, editor, and broadcaster. He is one of the founding editors of Wales Arts Review and the host of the Review Show on BBC Radio Wales. The Golden Orphans is his second novel. It’s a fast-paced story set in Cyprus, an island once torn by betrayal and war, which turns on the mystery of a dead artist and an enigmatic Russian benefactor.

Gary will be with us on the night to answer readers’ questions and to reflect on the influences on his writing. We’re also lucky to welcome two expert speakers to expand our discussion of Gary’s book:

  • Dr Fiona Peters, Reader in Crime Fiction at Bath Spa University, has been one of the pioneers in the establishment of the study of Crime Fiction as a valid and exciting area of academic study and research. She will discuss how The Golden Orphans sits within the long tradition of the literary thriller.
  • Dr Hannah Hamad, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at Cardiff University, will draw on her expertise in the representation of gender in various media forms in exploring how the novel depicts masculinity.

Each of our speakers will present a 10-15 minute talk, and then there is an opportunity for audience questions and discussion. To make the most of the session, you may like to read or reread The Golden Orphans—or perhaps some classic literary thrillers by Patricia Highsmith or Graham Greene!

The main event will be preceded by a reception with tea, coffee, and biscuits at 6.30pm in Cardiff University’s School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Maindy Road, Cardiff.

Tickets are free and all are welcome – RSVP via Eventbrite now!

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