Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Listening to the Detectives Part III

Omnibus 3: Wallander, Hole, Rebus, Fandorin and Kayankaya

Mark Lawson continues his series looking at the way shifts in modern European society have been depicted in crime fiction.

In Germany, Mark Lawson meets Jakob Arjouni to discuss his Turkish PI Kemal Kayankaya and the way events including the war in Yugoslavia and re-unification have fed into his writing. Outside the Scottish parliament building, Ian Rankin describes the changes in Scottish politics which his Rebus stories have charted and the links he sees with Scandinavia - where authors including Jo Nesbo, Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson and Liza Marklund have tackled racism and the increasing gap between rich and poor in their novels. In Russia, the tradition of crime writing is less developed and Boris Akunin and Andrey Kurkov reflect on their different approaches.

Available on BBC iPlayer until 10 pm on 16 November: http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b01nq50j/

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