BCNegra and Britlit CRIME
A New Golden Age of Crime Writing?
Every country seems to love its fictional crimes and has its own special conventions of crime writing, both for the page and for the screen. Is there something distinctively British about British crime writing? (And perhaps something distinctively Scottish about Scottish crime writing?). Over 10 days from the 28th January to the 6th February you can participate in a number of events which will give you the opportunity to find out.
This year Barcelona and Berlin are linked by a love of Crime writing. If you are a fan of crime writing this is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself both online and in face to face meetings with award winning authors from the UK, and in Barcelona from an array of different countries during the BCNegra festival.
A CRIME TO MISS IT!
- 29th January 2:30pm to 4pm Lunch time talk at the British Council, Calle Amigó 83, Barcelona
Writers Philip Kerr, Val McDermid, Sophie Hannah, Bethan Roberts, and Kate Summerscale will be participating in the panel discussion chaired by John Mullan LIVE from Berlin, followed by Q&A session (using twitter). The session will be in English with no translation.
- 3rd February at 4pm at Liceu Conservatory Auditorium, Nou de la Rambla, 88, Barcelona.
They don't die, they are murdered, we want them alive.
Joana Gallego, journalist; Denise Mina, writer; Orteu Alba, psychologist; Anna Choi, agent of the Mossos d'Esquadra participate at a round table to discuss domestic abuse and its presence in the press and literature. Moderator: Fatima Llambrich, TV3 journalist
- 4th February at 1pm at the British Council (for British Council students only), Calle Amigó 83, Barcelona
In coversation with:
Peter May, writer and television Script writer; Denise Mina, writer, playwright, graphic novelist; Louise Welsh, journalist and writer. talk about their books.The session will be in English with no translation.
- 4th February at 5pm atLiceu Conservatory Auditorium, Nou de la Rambla, 88, Barcelona.
Glasgow, the islands and green fields, remembering William McIlvanney
Participants: Peter May, writer and television Script writer; Denise Mina, writer, playwright, graphic novelist; Louise Welsh, journalist and writer discuss Scottish Crime writing.
All talks from Berlin will be live streamed and the Barcelona talks will be streamed via twitter on Periscope.