1 Friday 3 March, 10am-11am Al Ras 2, InterContinental
“I didn't know anything about writing fiction and had no training in writing – I prefer taking science classes – so I just wrote the kind of book I would like to read.” – Kathy Reichs
Forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs has used her expertise in this unusual field to entertain and inspire fans of the Temperance Brennan series, including the latest Brennan novel, aptly called
Speaking in Bones, new short story anthology The Bone Collection, and
forthcoming standalone novel Two Nights. As one of only 82 forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, her real life is every bit as dramatic as her novels: she has been called on to teach FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, identify war dead in Korea and Southeast Asia, and testify at the UN about the Rwandan genocide.
In Dubai for the first time, Reichs will talk about bringing to life on the page a science that can solve crimes and uncover mysteries that would otherwise be lost to the ages.
Language: English, with simultaneous Arabic translation