Fiction & Fact: George Alagiah’s Noirwich Lecture

Noirwich 2019 has come and gone, with hundreds of crime fans arriving in the city for a weekend of crime fiction indulgence. Across four days at Jarrold, the University of East Anglia and Dragon Hall, writers and readers celebrated and explored the genre.

Today we have the first of several highlights from the festival, courtesy of the National Centre for Writing’s podcast. George Alagiah delivered the 2019 Noirwich Lecture, focusing on the relationship between fiction and fact. His first work of fiction, The Burning Land, explores many of the issues he has encountered as a BBC journalist in his career but from an entirely new perspective.

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