4 March 2015
Jill Leovy in conversation with Declan Hughes
Part of the Mountains to Sea Dun Laoghaire Book Festival, 18 March 2015
Jill Leovy’s Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America (2015) is based on a decade embedded with the homicide units of the LAPD. This gripping, immersive work of reportage takes the reader onto the streets and into the lives of a community wracked by a homicide epidemic.
Ghettoside provides urgent insights into the origins of such violence, explodes the myths surrounding policing and race, and shows that the only way to fight the epidemic successfully is with justice.
Jill Leovy has been a reporter for the LA Times for 20 years, and has been embedded with the LAPD homicide squad on and off since 2002.
In 2007 she masterminded and wrote the groundbreaking Homicide Report for the LA Times, ‘an extraordinary blog’ (New Yorker) that documented every one of the 845 murders that took place in LA County that year.
Irish author Declan Hughes's latest novel is All the Things You Are.
Venue: dlr LexIcon, The Studio
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