OMG! Now crime writing festival in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 16: A team of crime and thriller writers from across the world are poised to examine the art of crime writing and its influence on society through the first edition of Crime Writers Festival that begins here tommorow.

Set to join the writers are a noted scriptwriters and directors who attempt to dissec the genre in visual medium and performing arts.

Crime writing festival in Delhi

Begining January 17, the two-day festival, an initiative of the Crime Writer's Forum of South Asia is jointly being produced by literary agency Siyahi, scheduled to be held at the India Habitat Centre as well as the Oxford Bookstore here.

Authors Namita Gokhale and Kishwar Desai are Festival Directors. "Invasion of cyber crime in fiction as well as violence against women in crime fiction taking on extreme levels are among the subjects that will come up for discussion," says Mita Kapur of Siyahi.

As an entire corporate world struggles to establish a spotless code of ethics, taking into account, the qualms of insider trading, "The Billionaire's Apprentice" author Anita Raghavan in set to be in conversation with Suhel Seth to chart the rise and fall of the 'corporate rock star', Rajat Gupta. Authors Rupleena Bose and Piyush Jha are set to peel through layers of reason and logic to understand how to write a hateful, pitied and finally, beloved antihero.

While Norwegian author, Nils Nordberg is slated to discuss the morally complex sub-genre of Scandinavian crime fiction, British writer David Stuart Davies will spill the beans on the mysterious appeal and incredible deductive skills of the world's only consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes.


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