This year's Distinguished Speaker is C. Alan Bradley, the New York Times best-selling author of Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (2009). Bradley co-wrote Ms. Holmes of Baker Street: the Truth about Sherlock (2004), and contributed a charming story about an older Holmes and Watson in A Study in Sherlock (2011). His Flavia de Luce stories have been translated into 31 languages, and have been optioned for a TV movie series. He is a winner of Agatha, Barry, Macavity and Dilys awards.
Tickets for the BSI Distinguished Speaker Lecture, which is open to the public, must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.