Exploring True Crime with Duncan Campbell
Join Duncan Campbell, crime writer and former crime correspondent for the Guardian, as he reveals the rewards and pitfalls of this explosive and popular genre. You will explore the best of true crime writing, past and present, from Truman Capote to Gordon Burn to Janet Malcolm; will look at different ways to investigate and write about crime, whether major or minor; and discuss possible publishing and broadcasting routes.
Duncan has reported on the most infamous UK true crime cases of the past 50 years, from the Rosemary West trial to the Hatton Garden heist. Whether you are new to the genre or have some writing experience, this workshop offers an essential snapshot of how to approach your true crime project.
This workshop will take place online via Zoom.
Can’t make this workshop at 10am? Duncan will host the same workshop later in the day at 2pm.
Duncan Campbell was the Guardian’s crime correspondent and chairman of the Crime Reporters’ Association. He is the author of a number of books on crime including Underworld (2019), We’ll All Be Murdered in Our Beds, a history of crime reporting (2016) and That Was Business, This Is Personal, the changing faces of professional crime (1989). He has also written a crime novel, If It Bleeds (2009). He was the presenter of BBC Radio 5 Live’s Crimedesk and a consultant on the film, King of Thieves, (2018) about the Hatton Garden burglary.
‘When it comes to stellar crime reporting, Duncan Campbell is the absolute maestro’ – Baroness Helena Kennedy QC