Book Club meeting with Håkan Nesser
We have now made podcasts from three past events available on iTunes. You can listen to the recordings in any browser, or go to iTunes to subscribe to the feed and download to portable devices. We have recordings of Håkan Nesser and Francis Hopkinson, Yrsa Sigurdadottir and Richard Wall, Barry Forshaw and Victoria Cribb. Unfortunately we did not record the Danish crime event, but will return with new podcasts from the coming Nordic Noir Book Club meeting with Anne Holt on October 12 at UCL.
Click on the link below to go to the podcasts:
Members of the Nordic Noir Book Club have already been emailed with an invitation to our next special event featuring new Danish crime writers Jussi Adler-Olsen and Sissel-Jo Gazan. We have collaborated with the Danish Embassy and the two publishers on getting this event put together close to the launch date of their translated novels Mercy (Adler-Olsen) and The Dinosaur Feather (Gazan). Barry Forshaw will be presenting and discussing the novels with the writers, and we are very grateful to the Danish Embassy, Penguin and Quercus for making this event possible. The novels will be available for purchase at the event, and they will be in book stores from May 12th, as far as I know. You can find more information about the event and the writers at the top of the blog page.
Since not everyone following this blog will be joining us for the event, we will have a little competition where everyone interested can post a reply to this blog post containing a question for the writers. The question will be asked by one of the organisers at the May 11 event and the answer(s) will be posted here. The best question will be selected by the organising committee, and will be awarded with one of the two novels signed by the author.
So, come up with some great questions about the writers, their books, Danish and/or Scandinavian crime that we could ask at the May 11 event. All answers should be submitted to the blog by May 9. The winner will be posted on the blog on the 10th of May.
The Nordic Noir: Scandinavian Crime Book Club has received a UCL Public Engagement Beacon Bursary, which will help us tremendously towards making the best out of our meetings with authors and their readers. Thanks UCL Public Engagement unit!