The Noirwich Lecture 2021: Megan Abbott

Norwich is a City of Literature

Event Date: 
10 September 2021
Author / Presenters: 
Megan Abbott

We are delighted to welcome bestselling and award-winning US author Megan Abbott for the annual Noirwich Lecture, which will explore the possibilities and pitfalls of adapting books for big screen giants like Netflix and HBO.

Megan is the award-winning author of nine crime novels, including the just published The Turnout, and the bestselling You Will Know Me and Dare Me. Her work has won or been nominated for the CWA Steel Dagger, the International Thriller Writers Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and five Edgar awards. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Paris Review and the Wall Street Journal. She is also the author of The Street Was Mine, a study of hardboiled fiction, and film noir. She received her Ph.D. in American literature from New York University. A writer on HBO’s highly acclaimed The Deuce, she recently served as co-showrunner and co-creator of Dare Me, which completed its first season on the USA Network and Netflix internationally.

Sign-up for free today and enjoy an evening in the company of one of America’s finest crime novelists, with introduction by Henry Sutton and live Q&A – all from the comfort of home.