Crime Fiction panel - Jake Lamar and Chris Lloyd in conversation with Paul Burke
Wednesday 6th March 2024
18:00 at Waterstones, Swansea
Jake Lamar (Viper's Dream) and Chris Lloyd (Paris Requiem) will be in conversation with Paul Burke, journalist with CrimeTimeFM and a judge on the CWA Historical Dagger.
JAKE LAMAR was born in 1961 and grew up in the Bronx, New York. After graduating from Harvard University, he spent six years writing for Time magazine. He has lived in Paris since 1993 and teaches creative writing at one of France's top universities, Sciences Po. He is the author of a memoir, seven novels, numerous essays, reviews and short stories, and a play. His most recent work, Viper's Dream, is both a crime novel and an audio drama, set in the jazz world of Harlem between 1936 and 1961.
He is a recipient of the Lyndhurst Prize (for his first book, Bourgeois Blues), a prestigious Centre National du Livre grant (for his novel Postérité), France’s Grand Prize for best foreign thriller (for his novel The Last Integrationist), and a Beaumarchais fellowship for his play Brothers in Exile. He is currently working on a memoir about his life in Paris.
After graduating in Spanish and French, Chris Lloyd lived in Catalonia for over twenty years, first in Girona and then in Barcelona, where he taught English and worked in educational publishing and as a travel writer. More recently, he worked as a Catalan and Spanish translator. He has also lived in Grenoble – researching the French Resistance movement – as well as in the Basque Country and Madrid.
He writes the Occupation series, featuring Eddie Giral, a French police detective in Paris under Nazi rule. The first book in the series, The Unwanted Dead, won the HWA Gold Crown Award for best historical novel of the year, was shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger Award and was Waterstone’s Welsh Book of the Month. The second, Paris Requiem, was a Sunday Times Best Historical Fiction Book of 2023. Third in the series, Banquet of Beggars, comes out in August 2024.
Paul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network. He is the presenter and editor of Crime Time FM podcast, a CWA Historical Dagger Judge and just signed a contract for his first book An Encyclopedia of Spy Fiction due in 2025.
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