Crime and Pastament – Litopia After Dark’s Italian Bash
We’re journeying to the heart of Italy for our festive bash tonight as we hook up with writers Michael Jacob & Daniela DeGregorio live from their kitchen in the ancient Umbrian city of Spoleto. Michael and Daniela write together under the pen name Michael Gregorio. Their first book, described by Publishers Weekly as “a stellar debut”, introduced the world to a young rural Prussian magistrate, Hanno Stiffeniis, who receives a royal summons to Königsberg to take over the search for a serial killer. Critique of Criminal Reason was followed by Days of Atonement and A Visible Darkness. “Admirers of quality intellectual fiction should embrace this book” raved PW, “with its pitch-perfect period detail and psychologically complex protagonist.”
Oliver Harris has equally fervent praise for his first book, The Hollow Man. “A pitch-perfect portrait of contemporary London”, enthuses the legendary crime writer Val McDermid, “and a beguiling bastard of a hero – what a recipe for a great read.”
It’s our traditionally unpredictable end-of-year show tonight – anything may happen, ranging from post-structuralist philosophy to the Mafia… by way of the Ant game. Have a great New Year’s Eve – and a wonderful 2012!
Presented by Peter Cox with Dave Bartram and the awesome Ali in the chat room.