France’s most celebrated crime writer is in Mumbai with an exclusive masterclass for AF Bombay students!

Alliance Française de Bombay and the French Institute in India are excited to bring Michel Bussi to Mumbai under the framework of Noir in Mumbai 2!

Come discover secrets of writing from one of France’s most successful authors at Ink and Intrigue: All that you need to know to write the best crime novel

Join us to refine your writing skills and craft your best work to date!

Levels B1+
28 October 2023
10.00 am – 2.00 pm
AF Bombay (Santacruz Centre)


  • Open to AF Bombay students only
  • Session will be conducted in French
  • Limited seats available (Allotted on first-come-first-serve basis)
  • Registrations mandatory


A professor of geography, passionate about literature and mysteries, Michel Bussi has been one of France’s favourite authors, for more than 10 years now. His work has been translated in 38 countries and 3 of his novels have been adapted into TV shows. He is known for his novels Black Water Lilies, the most celebrated French thriller in 2011; After the Crash, Don’t Let Go, ‘N’oublier jamais’, ‘ Gravé dans le sable’, and many more.

All his stories have one thing in common, unexpected plot developments that take the readers by surprise, making his novels an incredible reading experience. This is exactly what makes Michel Bussi the French expert in plot twists!


Noir in Mumbai premiered in India in November 2022, as part of the Tata Literature Live Festival. Headed by the French Institute in India and Alliance Francaise de Bombay, this one-of-a-kind project in Mumbai aimed at creating an enriching literary and cultural Franco-Indian experience for all mystery aficionados. The series of events brought popular French crime literature authors to Mumbai for panel discussions, film screenings and not to forget, the first Urban Investigation Game: Kala Ghoda Mystery, written and conceptualised by the author Kalpana Swaminathan.