The Nordic Noir Book Club in London is excited and proud to give advance notice of an upcoming event in London featuring prominent crime writers from Norway, Denmark and Sweden: Jørn Lier Horst, Lone Theils and Stefan Arnhem.
Jørn Lier Horst’s latest crime novel (in the William Wisting series) “When it grows dark” (translated by Anne Bruce) is out today from Sandstone Press.
Lone Theil’s bestselling debut novel “Fatal Crossing” (translated by Charlotte Barslund) will be out in April from Arcadia Books.
Stefan Arnhem’s second novel in the Fabian Risk series, “The Ninth Grave” (translated by Paul Norlen) was out earlier this year from Head of Zeus.
Start reading and return to these pages for more on the authors and their novels. The event will take place in the evening of the 22nd of May at JuJu’s (The Truman Brewery). So, reserve the date in your calendars. Tickets will go “on sale” in a couple of weeks, and will be announced on the Nordic Noir Book Club blog.
We are looking forward to seeing new and old Scandinavian crime fiction fans in London in May. Please contact Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen (email@example.com) if you have questions about the event.
Gard Sveen with Jørn Lier Horst
The Scandinavian Crime Foundation (SKS) has the pleasure of announcing that their great award, The Glass Key 2014, will be awarded to the Norwegian author, Gard Sveen, for his novel ”Den siste pilegrimen” (The Last Pilgrimage).
This is his debut novel, and is thus the first in a planned series about the investigative detective, Tommy Bergmann, who is trying to piece together a connection between a murder during the summer of 2003 and a skeletal finding from World War II.
Not only has he won the Glass Key as a debutante author – he also won the Riverton Award. This is the first debutante who is awarded with both awards since Jo Nesbø in 1998.
Gard Sveen (1969-) is the senior adviser in the Norwegian Department of Defense.
The other nominees for this year’s Glass Key was:
Simon Pasternak (Denmark)
Reijo Mäki: Sherrifi (Finland)
Christoffer Carlsson: (Sweden)
(Iceland did not have a candidate this year)
This year, at the crime festival, Krimimessen, the three candidates from Norway, Sweden and Denmark were introduced to the enthusiastic readers, along with last year’s winner, Jørn Lier Horst.
Wednesday 22 February 2012, 6pm, Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, 21 University Street,
London WC1E 6DE
As any Norwegian crime aficionado knows, all those forests, mountains and cabins make a spine-chilling backdrop to the thriller tradition. For this Nordic Noir event, Visiting Professor Ellen Rees (University of Oslo) leads us into the Norwegian woods and back to the early days of crime and horror fiction. Ellen will screen the classic Norwegian thriller The Lake of the Dead (De dødes tjern, 1958, 75 mins) and explain how the forest cabin has become a classic location for crime and horror fiction and film. We’ll also hear about annual Easter crimewave in Norway. And all of this takes place over a glass or two of wine in the spookily atmospheric surroundings of the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology. Shiver.
This event is free but spaces are limited. Please book your place at this link.
Cabin Fever screening and talk will be held at the Grant Museum of Zoology
Please visit our “Taken by Storm” page to learn more about this event and to reserve your (free) ticket. Tickets are already going fast, so be quick.
We shall be talking with Anne Holt about her two recently translated crime novels: 1222 and Fear Not. Please comment to this post about your experiences with reading Anne Holt, what questions we should ask her etc. Remember that the talk and discussion will be available for audio download through UCL iTunes – so, even though you may not be able to make it to the event itself, we could forward your questions to Holt, and you will be able to hear the answers in the Book Club podcast.
Today we have received the good news that Norwegian crime writer Anne Holt will be our next guest in the Nordic Noir Book Club. Early warning is for October 12, so reserve the day for a chilling storm from the mountains of Norway. More will follow as the organisation falls into place. Let us know what you think about Holt’s novels.
The Nordic Noir Book Club is delighted to announce the next event in the series, which will take place on 14 June, 6pm – 8pm, at the Horse Hospital (Colonnade, London WC1N 1JD). Please register here: http://tinyurl.com/6g7wdn5, the cost is £5.
This event hopes to offer inspiration for your favourite Nordic crime novels to read over the summer. Nordic Noir members, bloggers and new readers are all welcome to join us for some wine and snacks during an evening of sharing, discussion, crime quizzes, and much more. Please bring along your favourite Nordic crime novel, and think about how you want to persuade others to read it! We look forward to seeing you on 14 June! Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have been asked by the LIV Magazine if I could pick three Scandinavian crime authors – one to watch and maybe a couple who are more established. They would then write about them to all the Volvo customers out there. I immediately thought this would be a perfect question for all the dedicated crime specialist out there on the blogosphere and our Nordic Noir enthusiasts. Something tells me we are not going to agree on this issue:-)