Crime Fiction: From Whodunnit to Whydunnit with Sinéad Crowley
Starts Sat 29 Feb 2020
Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €80/€70 members
Crime writing is a broad church, encompassing everything from the traditional 'Golden Age' mystery to police procedural, gritty PI stories and, more recently domestic noir. But the focus of crime writing is shifting too, from books that concentrate on 'who' did the murder to books that explore why it happened.
This one day course looks at the importance of character and psychology in crime novels and examines how authors can make their stories really resonate with their readers. Throughout the day you will be discussing books including Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent, One Bad Turn by Sinéad Crowley, The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney and The Lost Man by Jane Harper, and although participants don't have to have read them in advance, it may be helpful to look at one or two.
Journalist by day, author by night, Sinéad Crowley is arts and media correspondent with RTE News, working on television, radio and online. As part of this job she has interviewed many authors, Irish and international, and reported on major literary events including the Dublin International Literary Award, the Booker Prize, the An Post Irish Book Awards and more. She is also an experienced conference chair and facilitator, and a part time lecturer in video journalism at Dublin City University. As a writer she has published three crime novels in the DS Claire Boyle series. All three were nominated for Irish Book Awards. Sinead is currently working on her first non fiction book.