Kate Summerscale, author of the bestselling The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace, and The Wicked Boy, will be discussing her fascination with crime in the Victorian age, the emergence of the figure of the detective in the period, and how she researches and writes her award-winning books. Kate Summerscale is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, the Samuel Johnson Prize, and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime. She has judged several literary prizes, including the
Booker Prize. In 2011 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher was adapted for television by Hat Trick Productions,
and inspired three further fictional dramas about Jack Whicher’s investigations on ITV.
The lecture is followed by a wine reception.
6 December 2017
University of Leicester