Blood! Sex! Crime!

On Why We Devour Sensationalism

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On Why We Devour Sensationalism

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A conversation among writers who frequent the dark places…featuring Hallie Rubenhold and more

This event took place on Tuesday 14 June 2022 (19.00 - 20.30)

Drawing inspiration from the Breaking the News exhibition, this conversation gets under the skin of the darker side of news, examining our ongoing appetite for sensational stories and asking whether it obscures the view of those on the inside of the story.

Featuring Hallie Rubenhold, the bestselling author of 'The Five' which tells the stories of the five woman believed to have been murdered by infamous London serial killer, Jack the Ripper. Her other work includes Lady Worsley’s Whim and The Covent Garden Ladies, on the true story of a notorious guidebook to Georgian London’s prostitutes, which was adapted into the BBC2 drama Harlots.

Joining Hallie will be Shrabani Basu, a journalist and Sunday Times best-selling author. Her books include the critically acclaimed Mystery of the Parsee Lawyer: Arthur Conan Doyle, Victoria & Abdul (now a major motion picture) and Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan. Graeme Macrae Burnet is a Scottish author of CASE STUDY, His Bloody Project and The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau. Tamara Tubb is Project Curator in the British Library’s News, Radio and Moving Image team, and is one of the curators for the Breaking the News exhibition.

The event is hosted by Bee Rowlatt.

You can enjoy this event with others gathered in local libraries in Jersey and Norfolk