David Platten

David Platten is Professor of Modern French Studies at the University of Leeds. He is the author of The Pleasures of Crime: Reading Modern French Crime Fiction (2011). He is currently leading a project on the influence of true crime writing over public attitudes and policy development, and is writing two monographs entitled: The Power of Belief: True Crime in a Post-Truth World; and The Secrets of Existence or The Indispensable Albert Camus.