In this session author Vaseem Khan will talk about how he went about getting published, before he takes us on a journey from the days of the Raj to the heart of modern India, a colourful and conflicted environment of vast new wealth and historical problems. Vaseem will explore the background to his Baby Ganesh Detective Agency novels, examining the realities of life in a country being transformed by unprecedented global change. He will also answer the intriguing question: how do you fit an elephant into a crime story?
Vaseem Khan is the author of the bestselling Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series featuring Indian detective Ashwin Chopra and his baby elephant sidekick. The first book in the series, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra was a Times bestseller and a Waterstones Paperback of the Year and is now published in 12 languages. Vaseem was born in London, but spent a decade working in India. He currently works at the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science at University College London (UCL). His latest book is Murder at the Grand Raj Palace about the death of a wealthy American at India’s most iconic hotel.