‘Every bit as deviant and quirky as her mischievous heroes’
Dr Miles Leeson on the Novels of Patricia Highsmith
To celebrate the centenary of Patricia Highsmith, one of the greatest crime and thriller writers of the twentieth century, Miles will discuss her life and work, what drove her to write, the darker side of her character, and the conflicts she suffered as she produced one of the most important bodies of literature of the past 100 years. He will be referring in particular to The Talented Mr Ripley, Strangers on a Train and The Cry of the Owl.
Dr Miles Leeson is Reader in English Literature and Director of the Iris Murdoch Research Centre at the University of Chichester. His work has appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Times Higher Education, and across BBC Radio as well as on the Netflix Original Series, ‘Myths and Monsters’.