Anne Martinetti and Guillaume Lebeau discuss their 2016 graphic novel biography ‘Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie’, taking us on a breathless journey through the decades and across the globe to reveal the many facets of the world’s best-loved crime writer.
The book takes in Christie’s childhood and the death of her beloved father; marriage; professional failures and triumphs; and her later years as Dame Agatha. Through the subtle and lively illustrations and narrative the book inventively and refreshingly reveals a thoroughly modern woman with a taste for adventure. Taking in Christie’s trips to Europe, America and the Middle East, Agatha shows how her travels fed her fertile imagination.
Anne Martinetti is an editor at French crime publisher Éditions du Masque and has contributed to the definitive edition of Agatha Christie’s works. Guillaume Lebeau is an award-winning author of 15 books, novels and graphic novels, including a biography of Stieg Larsson.