Nordicana – A Festival of Scandinavian Drama and Fiction


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Next weekend the Troxy in Stepney, East London will be hosting a festival to celebrate Scandinavian drama and fiction. Nordicana is in its third year and promises an array of talent from prime TV shows including The Bridge’s Sofia Helin and Sofie Gråbøl, who played Sarah Lund in The Killing. The full schedule is available on the Nordic Noir TV website.

It should be an excellent two days but the highlight, for me, will be the book event that’s taking place on 7659539Saturday 6th June. Crime fiction expert, Barry Forshaw, will be discussing the origins of Nordic Noir with a panel of guests. Joining me will be Quentin Bates author of a crime fiction series set in Iceland and Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen from the UCL Scandinavian Studies department. It promises to a fascinating conversation.

Any readers of Crimepieces who want to attend are able to buy tickets for the day’s event on the Troxy’s website. However, what struck me recently was the number of readers who contact me through this blog to ask questions about Scandinavian crime fiction. I know you live all around the world; it’s absolutely fascinating to discuss this genre by e-mail so please don’t stop getting in touch. However, I thought if you wanted to post any specific questions to me, we could discuss them on the panel.

You can do this in two ways: via the comments section below which will send your question direct to me by e-mail or you can reply to this post so other readers can see what you’re interested to learn. I’ll be giving a prize for the best question. Scandinavian crime fiction related. So do let me know if you’d like to ask the experts something.

Otherwise, bring your questions along on the day. See you there.

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3 thoughts on “Nordicana – A Festival of Scandinavian Drama and Fiction

  1. Tweeted & Facebooked! Barry Forshaw~The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction/Euro Noir/British Crime Writing/British Gothic Cinema/Death in a Cold Climate/British Crime Film/Nordic Noir/Italian Cinema/Sex and Film/BFI War of the Worlds/Crime Time From: crimepieces To: barry.forshaw@btinternet.com Sent: Sunday, 31 May 2015, 12:02 Subject: [New post] Nordicana – A Festival of Scandinavian Drama and Fiction #yiv7659397535 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv7659397535 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv7659397535 a.yiv7659397535primaryactionlink:link, #yiv7659397535 a.yiv7659397535primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv7659397535 a.yiv7659397535primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv7659397535 a.yiv7659397535primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv7659397535 WordPress.com | Sarah posted: “Next weekend the Troxy in Stepney, East London will be hosting a festival to celebrate Scandinavian drama and fiction. Nordicana is in its third year and promises an array of talent from prime TV shows including The Bridge’s Sofia Helin and Sofie Gråbøl” | |

  2. Reblogged this on euro but not trash and commented:

    Long time editor of CrimePieces and author of the captivating In Bitter Chill, Sarah Ward will be talking about Nordic Noir at Nordicana with Barry Forshaw (Death in a Cold Climate. Nordic Noir, Euro Noir), Quentin Bates (Frozen Out), and UCL’s Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen.

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