Review of ‘Death’

A big weekend for Wanstead author Anya Lipska, who featured in an erudite article in the Independent on Sunday about the growth of Polish fiction.

Boyd Tonkin wrote that “a new wave of Polish crime writers… may soon challenge Nordic noir among connoisseurs of European skullduggery”, adding that Polish crime often takes its cue from the secrets, lies and tragedies embedded in an eventful recent past.

That’s certainly true for Lipska’s excellent second novel which she will be discussing at a Wansteadium event at the Larder on Thursday from 7pm. As well as the Polish side, the book tells a vivid tale about life in this part of East London too. Do come along if you’re interested – and if you missed our exclusive extract of the book you can see it here.