The dust (but not the ash cloud) has settled over the Iceland Noir crime fiction festival which was held between 15th and 18th November 2018 in Reykjavík. We had a couple of willing volunteers there to review it for us. This first piece is by regular guest blogger Ewa Sherman who was Head of Volunteers […]
In this piece we hear from Tricia Golledge, a well experienced, locally based volunteer at Bloody Scotland, which takes place in the city of Stirling in September every year. A very friendly festival with a massive amount of choice it is always a joy to attend. They even have a local cocktail in honour of […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
When Erik Berggren, a man with learning disabilities is found mutilated and brutally murdered Inspector Magnus Kalo and his team are mystified. Other than being an alcoholic, the victim seems to have led a completely normal, if rather lonely, life. Then Erik’s mother is viciously attacked in a similar way. Investigating family secrets that stretch […]
This film is all about experience at a crime writing festival in Reykjavik, Iceland. It contains interviews with authors, fans and one of the festival organisers as well as images, music and some text. It was made as piece of academic work in 2014 to allow me to explore videography as a tool for research. […]