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TLRH | Imagining the Worst: Fiction & True Crime

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 7 – 8pm

TLRH | Imagining the Worst: Fiction & True Crime

A roundtable discussion with Eoin McNamee, Catherine Ryan Howard, & Dr. Eva Burke. This event is presented by the School of English and the Trinity Long Room Hub.

What does it mean to write fiction inspired by true-life crime? How does the literary imagination engage with, and transform, real-life tragic events? Can fiction tell us things about true crime that nonfiction can’t? Is it ethical to re-imagine actual crimes for fictional purposes? What is it about particular crimes that inspires fictionalisation? These are the questions raised in this  fascinating roundtable discussion, part of the 2021 School of English Online Evening Lectures Series ‘Murder & Other Fine Arts: True Crime & Literature.’ Featuring Eoin McNamee (author of Resurrection Man, 12:23, and The Blue Tango), Catherine Ryan Howard (author of The Liar’s Girl, Rewind, and The Nothing Man) and Dr. Eva Burke (Trinity College Dublin, author of articles on crime fiction and domestic noir). 


Please indicate if you have any access requirements, such as ISL/English interpreting, so that we can facilitate you in attending this event. Contact:


Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Online
Event Category: Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but registration is required.
Contact Name: Dr Kevin Power

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