Date: Sunday, January 15 2017.
Time: 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Location: Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle.
When bestselling crime writer Sophie Hannah decided, with the blessing of Agatha Christie’s family and estate, to write a Hercule Poirot novel, she was stepping into massive shoes.
Sophie need not have worried. Her ‘The Monogram Murders’ was a bestseller in more than fifteen countries. In September 2016, her second Poirot novel, ‘Closed Casket’, became an instant Sunday Times top ten bestseller.
Sophie will talk about what it was like to follow in Christie’s footsteps and the challenges she faced. Through her conversation and readings, the audience will get a taste of these wonderful books –without, of course, the ending being given away!
“Addictive, ferociously clever, and packed with clues, wit, and murder, Closed Casket is a triumph from the author whose work is as tricky as anything written by Agatha Christie.” – The New York Times.
- Participant: Sophie Hannah.
- Moderator: Ashok Ferrey.
Jetwing Hotels is happy to be associated with Sophie Hannah’s visit to the Festival. Her travel is sponsored by Sri Lankan Airlines.