In from the Cold: Northern Noir

A symposium on Northern crime writing, crime fiction translation and criticism. The Swedish author Håkan Nesser is one of the contributors.

Over the past decade there has been a boom in Northern European crime fiction – in books, film and on television. Characterised by dark, wintry settings and even darker themes, this ‘Northern Noir’ frequently addresses important questions about crime, social welfare, immigration, gender, family and marginalised, vulnerable citizens. This special symposium brings together some of Europe’s best crime writers, translators and critics to discuss the characteristics of northern crime fiction.

The programme includes author interviews, readings and panels, academic talks, a translation slam and public workshops. For more information : In from the Cold: Northern Noir