Category Newcastle Noir

Newcastle Noir

We’re only a few weeks away from Newcastle Noir, one of the few festivals I get to every year (well, it is my home city)! There’s a fabulous weekend (and a free fringe week) to look forward to, and I’m very excited! You can get tickets to individual panels or day passes or weekend passes. […] […]

Killed by Thomas Enger #bookreview

Last weekend at Granite Noir, a crime writing festival in Aberdeen, Norwegian author Thomas Enger officially launched Killed.  I want to share with you the satisfaction of reading the fifth and final book in the Henning Juul series, a Norwegian best seller. Henning Juul, a journalist, is driven to discover why his son died.  He […]

In from the Cold: Northern Noir

Stepping into Europe House in London meant immersing yourself in the world of languages and books. On 18th October 2017 a special event was held under the auspices of European Literature Network and Rosie Goldsmith – In from the Cold: Northern Noir. A symposium on Northern crime writing, crime fiction translation and criticism, looking at […]

Newcastle Noir on film!

The fabulous Newcastle Noir festival has just taken place and some of it was captured on film by Ariane with her GoPro.  See how many of your favourite authors you can spot! If you enjoyed that you may enjoy this. Thanks for watching!

Icelandic Connections by Ewa Sherman (Guest Blogger)

Sometimes you find a literary gem all by yourself. Sometimes you need a helping hand. I’ve just read an incredible book Angels of the Universe by Einar Már Guðmundsson, the Icelandic author of novels, short stories and poetry; a book that made a lasting impression on the Icelandic nation, and all those who had an […]

Huntress Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

  Many of this blog’s readers may be familiar with author Alexandra Sokoloff from panel discussions at crime writing festivals such as Bloody Scotland,  Newcastle Noir and Iceland Noir. We picked up her Huntress Moon book at Stirling’s Off the Page festival and decided to write a short review. One cannot live on Nordic Noir […]

Newcastle Noir – Friends in the North

  This year at NewcastleNoir2016 there was a good dose of Nordic Noir on offer and the panels with Nordic elements were really well attended.  Iceland, Finland and Norway were represented by a great mix of authors.  It was interesting to hear Nordic Noir mentioned in other panels such as the Brit Noir panel and also […]