March 18, 2017
This event will have a live link-up to one of the British Antarctic Survey stations in Antarctica.
Where: Heffers Bookshop, Cambridge, UK
When: 25 May 2017, 6:30pm
How did thriller author L.A. Larkin turn an Antarctic expedition into an action-packed conspiracy thriller? Meet the scientist, Professor Martin Siegert, who led the Lake Ellsworth project that inspired the enthralling story of Devour. Larkin creates a terrifying premise: what if the microbial life discovered in the sub-glacial lake could be weaponized and used to destroy civilisation?
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.’
Join Larkin and Siegert for a lively and highly entertaining evening discussing thriller-writing and how Antarctica inspires both scientists and authors. They will be interviewed by Athena Dinar from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) who Larkin met when researching her first Antarctic thriller.