Category cultural encounters

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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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!

The Ice Lands by Steinar Bragi

This beautiful hardback , The Ice Lands by Steinar Bragi took me by surprise.  On first glance it is a handsome book with a black cover, Nordic looking cover art and the slightly chilling sentence above the title ‘They thought they were alone…’  The cover promises the story of an ambitious camping trip in Iceland’s […]

The Exiled by Kati Hiekkapelto

‘Many times during the course of his life he had wondered what was ultimately true and what was false. What was reality and what merely illusion, and how much of it was nothing but a web of words and thoughts in our own brains, a tapestry of our own making.’ (The Exiled, p.177) Our protagonist […]

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. […]