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Psychological Thrillers and Our Love of Dark Puzzles: Jessica Jarlvi, Karen Osman & Divyata Rajaram

Psychological Thrillers and Our Love of Dark Puzzles: Jessica Jarlvi, Karen Osman & Divyata Rajaram

Friday 1 March, 12pm-1pm

Al Ras 1, InterContinental, DFC

Why do we find psychological thrillers so compelling? Our panel explores the challenges and constraints of the genre and how far it can really be pushed to explore human nature, with readings from their own work.

In Montegrappa Writing Prize winner Jessica Jarlvi’s latest book What Did I Do? protagonist Kristin wants to know if she could be a killer and not remember her actions. And fellow Montegrappa Prize winner Karen Osman’s latest, The Home, portrays a successful career woman with a troubled past and asks unsettling questions about justice, revenge and our capacity for forgiveness.

When a tragedy befalls a group of NRI women living in Dubai in Divyata Rajaram’s book If You Only Knew Me, they find themselves struggling to make sense of the madness and deception surrounding them.

Language: English with Arabic translation
AED 75Foundation Friend: AED 68
Language: Arabic, English
Session No. 6 
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