Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Timothy Williams Literary Salon February 5

Join Mystery Readers NorCal for a Literary Salon with CWA Award winning author Timothy Williams on Thursday, February 5, at 7 p.m. in Berkeley (CA). In 2011, the Observer placed Timothy Williams among the ten best modern European crime novelists. Please make a comment below with email to RSVP and for directions to this special evening event.

Timothy Williams is a bilingual British author. Born in Walthamstow (Essex, now London) Williams attended Woodford Green Preparatory SchoolChigwell School and St Andrews University. He has previously lived in France, Italy, and in Romania, where he worked for the British Council.

Tim Williams has written five novels in English featuring Commissario Piero Trotti, a character critics have referred to as a personification of modern Italy. Williams’ books include Black August, which won a Crime Writers’ Association award.

Williams’ first French novel, Un autre soleil, set in Guadaloupe, was published in Paris by Rivages in March 2011 and in English as Another Sun in New York by Soho Press in April 2013.
Un Autre Soleil (Another Sun) features Anne Marie Laveaud as French-Algerian judge who has relocated to this beautiful Caribbean island confident that she could make it her new home. But her day-to-day life is rife with frustration. When she is assigned a murder case, she quickly becomes certain that the chief suspect, an elderly ex-con named Hégésippe Bray, is a political scapegoat. Her superiors are dismissive of her efforts to prove Bray innocent, and to add insult to injury, Bray himself won’t even speak to her because she’s a woman. But she won’t give up, and Anne Marie’s investigations lead her into a complex tangle of injustice, domestic terrorists, broken hearts, and maybe even voodoo. The Honest Folk of Guadeloupe (Soho) is his latest novel in translation.

1 comment:

vallerose said...

Looking forward to meeting Tim and hearing about life in Guadeloupe.