Taking on Hercule Poirot: In Conversation with Sophie Hannah
Co-organised by the British Council and Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Date: Monday, 24 July 2017
Time: 19.00 - 20.30
Venue: Room S222-223, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai
Speaker: Sophie Hannah (United Kingdom)
Moderator: Linda Kennedy
Conducted in English
Free admission. Register HERE.
A conversation with internationally bestselling crime fiction writer Sophie Hannah, Sophie will talk about her brand new Hercule Poirot mysteries Closed Casket and The Monogram Murders, share with the readers the inspiration for and experience of continuing Queen of Crime Agatha Christie's most popular detective character, and shed a light on the art of crime fiction in the modern literary world.
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About the Writer and Moderator
Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling crime fiction writer. Her crime novels have been translated into 34 languages and published in 51 countries. Her psychological thriller The Carrier won the Specsavers National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year in 2013. In 2014 and 2016, Sophie published The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket, the first new Hercule Poirot mysteries since Agatha Christie's death, both of which were national and international bestsellers. Sophie’s novels The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives have been adapted for television as Case Sensitive, starring Olivia Williams and Darren Boyd. Sophie is also a bestselling poet who has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot award. Her poetry is studied at GCSE and A-level throughout the UK. Sophie is an Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She lives in Cambridge with her husband, two children and dog.
Linda Kennedy is a broadcaster and columnist. In Asia since 2009, she has presented cultural perspectives for BBC TV, radio and online, hosted panel discussions and interviewed leading figures for TVB, and written many columns, from ‘Pink Parking Spaces for Women – really, China?’ to ‘How Many Calories in a Goosestep?’ – the People’s Liberation Army’s new online workout.