17 – 26 May


Crime Calls: Tana French

Tuesday, 21 May
Smock Alley Theatre
€12 / €10

Calling all crime fans! Tana French’s books have earned her a huge and wildly enthusiastic fan base at home and abroad, including none other than Stephen King, who in a New York Times review described her new novel The Wych Elm as ‘extraordinary’. King said she heralds from the same ‘strange and rich territory inhabited by such novelists as Michael Robotham, Laura Lippman, George Pelecanos, James Ellroy and Ruth Rendell’. Tana French’s 2007 debut, the psychological mystery In the Woods became the first of six hugely successful books featuring the fictional Dublin Crime Squad. Her awards include the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry Awards, the Los Angeles Times Award for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction. In conversation with writer and critic, Anna Carey.

‘The most important crime novelist to emerge in the past ten years.’ Washington Post