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Lee Child and Ian Rankin in conversation

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Two masters of suspense, leading crime writers Lee Child and Ian Rankin, reflect candidly on the art of creating compelling characters in this talk.

Southbank Centre is proud to present this exclusive event, in which Child and Rankin present two of the most eagerly anticipated crime novels of the year, consider the art of creating suspense and discuss the real world that their novels reflect.

Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher novel, Past Tense, marks the return of one of the world’s most popular thriller heroes, following Reacher as he delves into his own father’s past.

Marking 30 years since Ian Rankin’s first John Rebus novel, In a House of Lies sees the return of a flawed but humane detective who has become an iconic character for readers around the world.

Both Lee Child and Ian Rankin are the recipients of numerous awards, and both have received the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association’s Diamond Dagger.

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Barbara Kingsolver in conversation