Newcastle Noir Sat 4th May 2019 @CollinsJacky @NewcastleNoir #NewcastleNoir

Day two of Newcastle Noir including Gunnar Stalessen and other Nordic authors.

Live and Deadly

Saturday Morning : What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Moderator: Karen Sullivan

Now, I have always thought that there’s a special place in hell for people who put on panels before 10am, but thankfully the rest of Newcastle disagrees with me. The 9.30am panel with Lilja Sigurdardottir, Steph Broadribb, Will Carver and Doug Johnstone was a cracker.

The panellists started by saying a little about their books and the situation of their protagonists then they got down to the business of talking about love.

Doug Johnstone talked about protective love and the massive unrecognised army of young carers who just get on with it which he described as an ‘unrecognised phenomenon’. His novel Breakers touches on this as it also does on protective love, that of a brother for his younger sister and love on the wrong side of the tracks. Seventeen-year-old Tyler lives in one of Edinburgh’s most…

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