Crime Writing Masterclass with Boris Akunin – SOLD OUT

Sunday 7 October 2018 at 5pm


Crime Writing Masterclass
Will host
Boris Akunin

The Crime Writing Masterclass, created by the Jan Michalski Foundation together with Le Temps, proposes four sessions a year introducing the best international thriller and crime writers.

How do they investigate? How do they write? What are their sources?

In the course of an afternoon, masters of crime writing will look behind their creative process and introduce a film that inspired them.

Boris Akunin, one of Russia’s most popular crimes author, will be the guest of this Crime Writing Masterclass.

Boris Akunin is the pen name of Grigory Chkhartishvili, who was born in the republic of Georgia in 1956. After long years in Moscow, he lives now in London. A philologist, critic, essayist, and translator of Japanese, Akunin published his first detective stories in 1998 and has become one of the most widely read authors in Russia. He is the author of the Erast Fandorin novels, including The Winter Queen, The Turkish Gambit, Murder on the Leviathan, The Death of Achilles, and Special Assignments, and Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog, Sister Pelagia and the Black Monk, and Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel, in the Sister Pelagia series. 

The event will be in English (simultaneous interpretation into French),

hosted by Lisbeth Koutchoumow, journalist at Le Temps


5pm  Interview with Boris Akunin

6pm  Writing crime novels: top tips by Boris Akunin

6.30pm  Screening of The Spy, an adaptation of Boris Akunin’s novel, directed by Aleksey Andrianov

Admission CHF 20.- | SOLD OUT

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