Friday 20 July | 2pm
The Old Swan Hotel | Harrogate
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Pack the pocket toothbrush. Our Programming Chair Lee Child created the iconic ‘noble loner’ with Jack Reacher. Four authors cut from the same cloth explore the enduring appeal. Gregg Hurwitz’s Orphan X series became an instant international bestseller, featuring the Nowhere Man – an orphan raised as a trained assassin – on a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn.
Parker Bilal’s Cairo-set The Makana Series, features his noir hero with a life in exile – an updated version of Chandler’s hardboiled loner. Tim Weaver’s novels feature missing persons’ investigator, David Raker, a widower, an outsider, and a lonely soul, with an affinity for the disappeared and the lost. Rod Reynolds’ world-weary, angry narrator is the disgraced New York reporter, Charlie Yates, on a quest for personal redemption. Laura Wilson reaches out to the drifters, and throws a lifeline, as Chair.
This event is included in our Library of Live scheme.