Free Thinking - 2012 Festival: Free Thinking Essay - 7. Nandini Das
From The Sage Gateshead, Nandini Das, a Radio 3 New Generation Thinker, gives a talk on the late 16th-century craze for crime pamphlets as part of the 2012 Free Thinking Festival.
Nandini Das, one of Radio 3's New Generation Thinkers, gives a talk on the 16th Century craze for crime pamphlets, recorded at the Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival.
Crime fiction and travel writing are regulars on the book charts today. But long before the charts were invented it was the crime pamphlet that seized the nation's imagination.
Nandini Das explores the late sixteenth-century craze that revealed a new secret world to readers and became the first best-selling phenomenon of the popular press.
The Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival takes place at The Sage Gateshead Friday 2 - Sunday 4 November and is broadcast for three weeks on Radio 3 from Friday 2 November.
The New Generation Thinkers are winners of a talent scheme run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to find the brightest academic minds in the arts and humanities with the potential to turn their ideas into broadcasts.