Thursday February 27, 2020

French detection

Tana French came to writing relatively late, but the former actor has carved a solid niche for herself in the crime fiction genre with her absorbing tales, wrties Nadine O'Regan.

28th July, 2012
Tana French: 'Crime fiction was once the obnoxious relative in the corner. But that idea is breaking down now'. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Before Tana French became a crime author, she worked in Dublin as an actor and voiceover artist.

While she still sounds like she should be shilling for Pixar - her voice is earthy, soothing and enviably grainy - most of the time, she says, she didn't get the chance at anything so glamorous. Instead she was employed to narrate instructions for computer manual programmes, recording arid lines like "please turn the page".

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