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Agatha Christie: Her Life & Legacy – E074 (Face to Face)
11 September 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST
Tutor: William Davies BA MA PhDGo to all Special Events
Agatha Christie remains one of the world’s bestselling authors, nearly five decades after her death in 1976. In this talk, we will explore Christie’s life and work, her contemporaries in the Golden Age of Crime, and her legacy around the world, from Britain to Japan.
Will is a researcher, teacher and author who specialises in British and Irish cultural history. He received his PhD from the University of Reading.
Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits will be served during an interval part-way through this session.
About the Speaker
William Davies BA MA PhD
William Davies is a writer and researcher based in the southeast of England. He works on twentieth-century British and Irish literature and has written extensively on various authors and poets including Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and T. S. Eliot. He was awarded his PhD by the University of Reading in 2018, where he also worked as a lecturer until 2021. He is now a University of Reading Research Fellow and a freelance writer. His most recent book is the essay collection Samuel Beckett’s Poetry, edited with James Brophy and published in 2022 by Cambridge University Press. He has published three other books, including the monograph Samuel Beckett and the Second World (Bloomsbury, 2020), written for various academic journals and magazines, including the Radio Times, and worked on two BBC documentaries, 'Beckett's Last Tapes' and 'The Battle of the Brows', both of which are available on iPlayer. He is also a General Editor of LONGITŪDINĒS, an arts and translation magazine.
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