Crime: KO Dahl, Thomas Enger & Yrsa Sigurdardottir
- Mon 17 Oct 2011
- 7:30 pm
Following the huge success of Stieg Larsson and TV dramas like The Killing, the world is waking up to the talent of Nordic crime writing. Tonight, we present some of the leading exponents of the genre in conversation with Barry Forshaw, author of Death in a Cold Climate: Scandanavian Crime Fiction. Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s crime debut, Last Rituals, was translated into over 30 languages, making her the most widely published Icelandic author to date. Burned, the debut novel by Norwegian author and composer Thomas Enger, is already a word-of-mouth hit across Europe and introduces readers to the grieving internet reporter Henning Juul. KO Dahl, regarded as a true alternative to Henning Mankell (Wallander), is the author of a series of detective mysteries, starting with Lethal Investments, which feature Oslo detectives Frank Frølich and Inspector Gunnarstranda. Come and dip your toes into the sometimes chilly waters of contemporary Nordic crime fiction. This event is supported by NORLA, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and iScandi.
Part of Manchester Literature Festival.