Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Newcastle Noir: Is a thriller "literature"?

I'll be tackling this topic in Newcastle on the 30th of April during a panel discussion that starts at 5:30. 

As I see it, a thriller is a story that matches a resourceful human protagonist, often cut off from his or her support network, against one or more better-equipped villains who are out to destroy the protagonist, his or her nation, and/or world stability.

Here's a preview of my position, via Shots Magazine. In the meantime, let me state my firm belief that, under this definition, LES MISERABLES is a thriller.




Hope to see you in Newcastle!