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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!

Quais du Polar by Lilja Sigurdardottir

Quais du Polar is France´s biggest festival of crime fiction, attracting tens of thousands of readers every year. The festival is different from many others in the sense that it is a book-selling event on a large scale, and the panels and on-stage interviews with the authors are just the icing on the cake.   […]

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 […]

Good Girls Don’t Tell by Liselotte Roll

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 […]

Iceland Noir – a short film about experience 

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. […]

Future Nordic Noir TV Gold – Norway’s Chief Inspector Wisting

When was the last time you photographed a pile of manure? Thought so. But that’s exactly what I do as we arrive outside an anonymous farm. It is July, close enough to June, the month when Jørn Lier Horst’s latest book The Ordeal is set. The international best-selling Norwegian writer doesn’t ignore a good opportunity […]

Bute Noir, 5th & 6th August #crimefiction

Scotland has a new book festival as eleven crime writers prepare to sail ‘doon the watter’ to the isle of Bute. It may sound like the plot of an Agatha Christie novel but hopefully there won’t be death on the Clyde this August as the first Bute Noir takes place in Rothesay. Chris Brookmyre, Alex […]

Books in Bergen: A Review by Ewa Sherman

    Having followed in Varg Veum’s footsteps previously, while reading Gunnar Staalesen’s   We Shall Inherit the Wind, I wanted to go back to Bergen. Luckily I found the best reason possible: the Literary Festival (De Litterære Festspill) organised by the Godfather of crime fiction himself Gunnar Staalesen between 26th and 28th May 2016. […]

Jorn Lier Horst thriller series to be filmed!

Nordic Noir discovered today that Jorn Lier Horst has partnered with Cinenord and the Danish production company Good Company Films to bring Chief Inspector William Wisting to our screens. The series will be based on six of his novels. The man chosen for the job is behind both the British and Swedish versions of Wallander, the […]