Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A True Life Murder Story

In the Spring issue of Granta, Tim Lott investigated the background to the macabre murder of his friend the film agent, Rod Hall.

Hall was a well-known and popular London media figure, something of an aesthete and gourmand. He represented successful film writers such as Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), Jeremy Brock (Mrs Brown, The Last King of Scotland) and Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty). When Rod Hall met a young man, Usman Durrani, online, he thought he'd found the new love of his life. Little did he know he'd met the man who would kill him.

An abridged version of the Granta article was published in Arpil in the Observer. The article is available here. An Interview of Tim Lott by Granta associate editor Helen Gordon can be found here.

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