Category cultural encounters

Fermented Shark Optional – my experience at #IcelandNoir

In this article Tricia, a creative writing graduate, crime fiction fan and regular volunteer at Bloody Scotland,  shares with us her experience of Iceland Noir. Thank you Tricia! It’s not often in this life that you get to achieve a long-held dream and even rarer when you get to do it in the company of […]

#IcelandNoir Festival 2018 A review!

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 […]

Scotland on my Mind by Antti Tuomainen

Continuing on with our series of author experiences at book festivals Finland’s Antti Tuomainen reports back on his Edinburgh International Book Festival experience in 2018.  This past August, I was fantastically fortunate to be invited to and to participate in the Edinburgh International Book Festival. I say this with gratitude and happiness because EIBF is […]

What is at the centre of your world? A review of Malachy Tallack’s latest book

What is at the centre of your world? Have you ever thought about it? It might be you, it might be your family or it could be a place or a community.  The book I just finished reading has a valley as the centre of the world for its characters.  I should state now that […]

5 MOMENTS THAT DEFINE YOUR ICELANDIC EXPERIENCE

Nice article about travels in Iceland for those interested in visiting TravellingPeoples.com Words and Images by Loo Kin Hong—  Iceland is known for her majestic nature that charms visitors with her beauty and serenity. Her natural beauty offers almost all the natural scenery of the world on one island. Travelling in Iceland is an experience […]

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 […]

My Bloody Beautiful Scotland by Thomas Enger

This is the second post in a series where authors are invited to share their experience of book festivals around the world.  In this one Thomas Enger from Norway describes his Bloody Scotland experience.  I was so excited when I heard that I was going to Bloody Scotland. I had heard so many great things […]

TEAMS REVEALED FOR BLOODY SCOTLAND V ENGLAND CRIME WRITERS FOOTBALL MATCH @BloodyScotland

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WEE PUFFS #2 Concise Book Reviews

Wee puffs is our series of Twitter Reviews done in 140 characters or less. This set were the non-Nordic part of our Spring reads. Mallachy Tallack’s book comes highly recommended for those of you who read this blog and embrace the North as it takes in Shetland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Greenland, Russia, Alaska and Canada. […]

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!