Joe Thomas will be in conversation with Luke Brown at 4.15pm on Sunday 22nd July in the Arcadia Tent. Book tickets here.

Joe Thomas’s latest crime novel, Gringa, is a portrait of São Paulo in all its harshness and dysfunction. Join Joe and Luke Brown, author of My Biggest Lie, a novel about a liar hiding from his mistakes in Buenos Aires, in an exploration of cities in literature

Joe Thomas is a visiting lecturer in Literature and Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. Prior to this, he lived and taught in Brazil for ten years. Set in São Paulo, Gringa, his new novel, is the second book to feature detective Mario Leme. The first, Paradise City, was published by Arcadia in 2017.