Sunday, May 18, 2014
Scandinavian Crime Queen - Camilla Lackberg - at the Auckland Writers Festival
Swedish crime-writing sensation Camilla Lackberg has sold twelve million books and is up there with Stieg Larsson in the Scandi-noir pantheon.
She is interested, she says, in “just how horrible people can be”.
On Saturday afternoon she joined Napier criminal lawyer Jonathan Krebs in a packed ASB Theatre to consider crime-writing, and the techniques and writing practices she follows in producing her series featuring Detective Patrik Hedstrom and hisa wife, crime writer Eric Falck.
If you haven't read Lackberg yet and you like crime fiction then I warmly recommend her latest, Buried Angels, which runs to almost 500 pages and which I read in several long sittings last week.
The author was kindly brought to the Festival by her publishers HarperCollins.