Vaseem Khan

Vaseem Khan first saw an elephant lumbering down the middle of the road in 1997 when he arrived in India to work as a management consultant. It was the most unusual thing he had ever encountered and served as the inspiration behind his series of crime novels.

He returned to the UK in 2006 and now works at University College London for the Department of Security and Crime Science where he is astonished on a daily basis by the way modern science is being employed to tackle crime. Elephants are third on his list of passions, first and second being great literature and cricket, not always in that order. Website @VaseemKhanUK

‘Keeps things heart-warming while tackling corruption at the highest levels and violent crime at the lowest. Endearing and gripping, it sets up Inspector Chopra – and the elephant – for a long series.’ – The Sunday Times

Image (c) Nirupama Khan

Latest news

Noirwich presents…James Ellroy

Celebrate September as Norwich’s ‘month of crime’ and the impending launch of Noirwich Crime Writing Festival with this special one-off event.

Read more

Noirwich 2019 revealed

The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival returns this September with a new line-up of astonishing crime writers. A limited number of Season Passes are now available!

Read more

Looking back at Noirwich 2018

Now that Noirwich 2019 has been revealed, we thought we'd take a retrospective look back at last year's festival. If you've never been to Noirwich before this will give you a taste of what to expect in September.

Read more

Activism and literature

This week we have an interview with author Winnie M Li, writer of the novel Dark Chapter which was described by the Guardian as “a defiant retelling of personal trauma.”

Read more
Noirwhich logo

Subscribe to the Noirwich newsletter

Subscribe to the Noirwich newsletter and be the first to get the latest news about the festival. We'll tell you when new events are added and let you know about new interviews and articles.

Created by

UEA
Noirwich

Supporters

Arts Council England

Arts Council England

Norwich City Council

Norwich City Council

Norfolk county council

Norfolk county council

Norwich BID

Norwich BID

Dead Good Books

Dead Good Books

Icelandic Literature Centre

Icelandic Literature Centre

Partners

Jarrold

Jarrold

Crime Club

Crime Club

Waterstones

Waterstones

Visit Norwich

Visit Norwich

Cinema City

Cinema City

Contact