Duncan Campbell and Joanna Jolly, both writers on real-life crime, discussed whether it is indeed stranger than fiction.
Duncan Campbell was the Guardian crime expert and chairman of the Crime Reporters Association. His updated history of organised crimes The Underworld is published this year by Ebury Press. His previous books include We’ll all be murdered in our beds, the shocking history of crime reporting. He was a consultant on the 2018 film King of Thieves about the Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary.
“Stranger than fiction? Murder, mayhem and the world of true crime”, Sunday 17 November, 13.30-14.30 at Village Hall (Main)
The session was chaired by Andrew Lownie
Andrew Lownie has run his own literary agency since 1988 and according to Publishers’ Marketplace has been the top selling literary agent in the world. He has written acclaimed biographies of the writer John Buchan and the spy Guy Burgess and is the founder and now President of the Biographers Club.