A spring of Nordic Noir literature

at CrimeFest, Newcastle Noir & Granite Noir

The Nordic Noir genre has been hugely successful with authors such as Jo Nesbø, Stieg Larsson and Karin Fossum, influencing international literature. Over the course of this spring, many central authors in the genre will appear at several crime literature festivals in the UK.


The popular crime convention CrimeFest in Bristol, May 18-21, draws more than a hundred top crime authors from around the world, including Norwegians Thomas Enger, Jørn Lier Horst, Torkil Damhaug and Hans Olav Lahlum as well as two of the “fathers” of the Nordic Noir genre, Gunnar Staalesen and Kjell Ola Dahl.

Thomas Enger

Thomas Enger

The four-day programme consists of over 40 panels. Don’t miss Thursday’s Traditional Mysteries: How Cosy Can Murder Be? with Hans Olav Lahlum and Friday’s You Are Not Alone: Giving Your Protagonist Family and Friends featuring Thomas Enger and Gunnar Staalelsen. Torkil Damhaug, Jørn Lier Horst and Kjell Ola Dahl will all be participating in Risking It All: how Far Would Your Characters Go? on Saturday. Follow this link to see the full programme.

Earlier this year saw appearances by Thomas Enger and Gunnar Staalesen at Aberdeen’s crime fiction book festival Granite Noir February 24-26. Enger also appeared at Newcastle Noir crime writing festival April 28-30, together with Kjell Ola Dahl.


Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel





18-21 May



£6 – 195. Book here.

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