Live stream schedule (German time)
Thursday 28 January 2016
- 19:30 – 21:00 Opening Event: Philip Kerr, reading and in conversation with John Mullan, followed by Q&A session
Friday 29 January 2015
- 09:30 – 11:00 Sophie Hannah, reading and in conversation with John Mullan
- 11:30 – 13:00 Jake Arnott, reading and in conversation with Cordelia Borchardt
- 14:30 – 16:00 Panel discussion with Bethan Roberts, Jake Arnott, Kate Summerscale, Philip Kerr, Sophie Hannah and Val McDermid, chaired by Professor John Mullan
- 16:30 – 18:00 Bethan Roberts, reading and in conversation with John Mullan
- 20:00 – 21:30 Val McDermid, reading and in conversation with John Mullan
Saturday 30 January 2016
- 14:00 – 15:30 Kate Summerscale, reading and in conversation with John Mullan, followed by Q&A session
- 15:30 – 16:00 Closing speeches
Brit Crime – A New Golden Age of Crime Writing?
The British Council Literature Seminar brings together an impressive group of contemporary British writers over three days in January for a mixture of readings, discussions and workshops. It offers students, academics, publishers, translators, journalists and literature fans from across Europe the chance to hear the latest writing from the UK and engage with the writers and their work at first hand.
The theme of the 2016 seminar is "Brit Crime – A New Golden Age of Crime Writing?" and the participating writers are:
- Val McDermid
- Philip Kerr
- Sophie Hannah
- Jake Arnott
- Bethan Roberts and
- Kate Summerscale
The seminar will be chaired by John Mullan, Professor of English at UCL and chair of the Guardian Book Club.
The seminar will begin with a public reading on Thursday 28 January and will finish on Saturday 30 January. There is a seminar fee of €150 (reduced fee of €90 for students).
If you are interested in attending, please download and complete the registration form, and return it to the British Council by 11 December 2015.