Wednesday March 22nd 2017, 8pm
The Long Shadow of the Past: crime fiction meets the historical novel
Followed by the AGM
Our season would not be complete without a speaker from the world of (literary) crime and there could be no better representative of the genre than Andrew Taylor. He has won numerous awards for his writing including the Crime Writers’ Association of Great Britain Historical Dagger three times and his The American Boy was featured in Channel 4’s Richard and Judy Book Club as well as being selected for The Times Top Ten Crime Novels of the Decade. His Roth trilogy, now available in an omnibus edition under the title Requiem for an Angel, was adapted for television in 2007. He combines crime writing and historical novels with reviewing in the Spectator and the Independent. Andrew’s latest book is The Ashes of London a thriller set in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London in 1666 and described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘Terrific stuff: intelligent, engrossing and wonderfully plausible.’
Andrew teaches writing courses and, as a sufferer from repetitive strain injury, sometimes dictates, which he says ‘involves me prowling up and down my workroom and talking to myself in strange voices.’ He lives with his family in the Forest of Dean.