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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Why Read Detective Fiction?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 12:30 p.m.

BU’s School of Management
Metcalf Trustee Lounge
595 Commonwealth Avenue, 9th Floor
Boston, MA

Join Professor Charles Rzepka for an afternoon luncheon as he entertains the question, why read detective fiction?

Rzepka will explore the reasoning behind the pull to detective fiction, and the differences between reading mystery, crime fiction, and detective works, as he discusses the specific demands detective fiction makes on readers that differ from any other genre. Fans of detective works will depart with a better understanding, while the conversation will whet the appetite of novice detective fiction readers.

Professor Rzepka has established a strong reputation as a critic of crime and detective fiction. His Detective Fiction (Polity, 2005) offered a penetrating analysis of the development of detective fiction in England and America from the eighteenth century on.