Literary Lecture

Scandinavian criminals criticised

Paul Binding

The first YouCaxton Literary Lecture took place on Tuesday 14 August in our shop on Bishop’s Castle High Street and was well attended by those with a literary turn of mind and perhaps by one or two local criminals in search of insight although we can’t be certain.

Paul Binding, an expert on matters Scandinavian, was fascinating on the background to the recent boom in Scandinavian crime fiction. He related the worlds of Wallander and others to Inspector Morse and also to social trends within the Scandinavian countries with particular reference to the assassination of Olaf Palme in 1986 and the recent horrendous tragedy at Utoeya in Norway. The discussion which followed was informed and in itself very interesting.