Crime Writer Minette Walters in conversation with Cleo Van Velson

Photo: Ruth Corney

Venue: At London Metropolitan University

Date: Friday 11 May 2007

Minette Walters has been described as the Queen of British Crime Fiction and her work has been translated into 26 languages. Her first novel The Ice House won the CWA John Creasey Award in 1992, her second The Sculptress won the Edgar Allan Poe Award and the third The Scold's Bridle the CWA Gold Dagger Award.

She lives with her husband and two sons in Dorset and is currently working on her as yet untitled twelfth novel.

Dr Cleo Van Velsen is a consultant psychiatrist in forensic psychotherapy. She is also an adult psychoanalyst. She works fulltime in the NHS being based in a medium secure unit in inner-city London . She is interested in the understanding and treatment of men and women who commit acts of violence. Linked to this is her interest in the way that violence can be understood through film, novels, etc. She is a co-editor of a textbook on forensic psychotherapy and contributing editor to the recent Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis.

An audio file of the conversation and Q&A session will be available soon.