Saturday, September 26, 2009

Interview with PD James in today's Telegraph

In today's Telegraph, Jake Kerridge has a good interview with PD James, in which the 89-year old Baroness (pictured left) talks about the place of crime fiction.

The interview was conducted to time with the publication of Baroness James of Holland Park's TALKING ABOUT DETECTIVE FICTION (£12.99). Kerridge notes that the book is "an idiosyncratic and entertaining primer written at the suggestion of the Bodleian Library, which is publishing the book and to which James is donating hardback royalties. It is not a comprehensive history – she does not read much contemporary crime fiction apart from books by Ian Rankin and her old friend Ruth Rendell – but an imaginative response to some of her favourite authors."

Also, on 2 October there will be a ‘Crime Day’ at the Bodleian Library with talks by P D James, Val McDermid, Ruth Rendell and Kate Summerscale. Not a bad line-up for any UK readers in the vicinity.

1 comment:

  1. Adam Dalgliesh was one of my very first British favourites - together with Inspector Morse.