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Report from “Criminal Minds” at Manchester Literature Festival

Crime In A Cold Climate: KO Dahl, Thomas Enger & Yrsa Sigardurdottir, Monday 17th October, 7.30pm, International Anthony Burgess Foundation. 

Torrential rain bounces off the paving slabs outside, and cloaked figures huddle in dark street corners. A group of strangers huddles together in the chapel-like confines of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. The perfect setting for a talk by three Scandinavian crime writers. read more @ Manchester Literature Blog

 

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Podcasts from Previous Events

I have now posted podcasts from the first meetings in the Nordic Noir Book Club on the website and this blog (see the pages “Shadows in the Snow” and “Secrets of the Ash” at the top of the blog page). We have recorded the talks and following discussions with Håkan Nesser, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Francis Hopkinson and Richard Wall, and hope many more than the fortunate book club members who could make it to London will now be able to enjoy the wonderful talks we have had so far. Please leave comments on the events and podcast on the relevant pages.

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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir in the next Nordic Noir Book Club

Keep an eye on this blog as our next event in the Nordic Noir Book Club takes shape. We have just confirmed that internationally acclaimed Icelandic author, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, will be joining the Nordic Noir Book Club in London on March 17. She will bring Icelandic “ashes and dust” to London, though, fortunately, only in the pages of her latest crime novel in translation: Ashes to Dust, trans. Philip Roughton. Hodder & Stoughton, 2010.

Learn more about the author from this site

Read a review of Ashes to Dust in The Independent (Aug. 2010)

Read our friend Maxine’s review on the Petrona blog (Sept. 2010)

More information will follow in our Newsletter, on Facebook and on this blog. In the meantime, read Ashes to Dust and the other crime novels byYrsa Sigurðardóttir, and reserve the evening of March 17 for what will surely be another fun, informative and social event. The primary organiser of this event is Teaching Fellow in Icelandic, Dr Reynir Þór Eggertsson, who will be assisted by the rest of the Nordic Noir team of staff and students in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at UCL.

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