S6E3 Crime Fiction: Searching for a Resolution
08 Dec 2022
Angela Makholwa interviews Margie Orford and Marcie Rendon about their latest novels The Eye of the Beholder and Sinister Graves, respectively.
They reflect on what first attracted them to the crime fiction genre. They grapple with violence against women, ongoing trauma, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, police brutality and which bodies matter. They also celebrate the Little Earth Protectors and the significance of The PEN International Women’s Manifesto.
Angela Makholwa is the author of five novels, including Red Ink (Pan Macmillan, 2007). Margie Orford is the former president of PEN South Africa and currently lives in London. She is the author of the Clare Hart novels. The Eye of the Beholder (Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2022) is her latest book. Marcie Rendon is an enrolled member of the White Earth Nation. She lives in Minneapolis and her crime novels Sinister Graves, Girl Gone Missing and Murder on the Red River are available through Soho Crime.
In this episode we stand in solidarity with José Rubén Zamora Marroquín, a renowned journalist detained in Guatemala. You can read more about his case here: https://pen-international.org/campaigns/day-of-the-imprisoned-writer-2022