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Devour: An Evening with L.A. Larkin
Thu 25 May 2017, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
What if the microbial life discovered in a sub-glacial lake could be weaponized and used to destroy civilisation?
At 6.30pm on 25th May, join thriller author L.A. Larkin at Heffers as she talks about her book Devour, and hear how she turned an Antarctic expedition into an action-packed conspiracy thriller. Meet also the scientist, Professor Martin Siegert, who led the Lake Ellsworth project that inspired the enthralling story of Devour.
L.A. Larkin has been likened to Michael Crichton by the Guardian and to Alistair MacLean by The Times. She is known for her ‘extreme’ research, including learning to shoot pistols and rifles, attending a hackers’ convention, and practicing sewing up a wound. Her current novel, Devour, has won praise from authors like Peter James and is described by Literature Works as ‘exciting, original and utterly captivating.’
This promises to be a lively and highly entertaining evening discussing thriller-writing and how Antarctica inspires both scientists and authors. Larkin and Siegert will be interviewed by Athena Dinar from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) who Larkin met when researching her first Antarctic thriller. The event will also have a live link-up to one of the British Antarctic Survey stations in Antarctica.
Tickets for the event are priced at £5 in advance (inc VAT) and £7 on the door. They can be purchased through this page, by calling 01223 463200 or in person at Heffers bookshop. Please note tickets are transferable but not refundable.