Celebrating the best of British and international crime fiction with guests including Martina Cole, Mark Billingham and John Connolly, Hull Noir plays host to the prestigious Iceland Noir on their bi-annual travels from the festival’s home city of Reykjavik.
Highlighting Hull’s crime fiction heritage from Get Carter author Ted Lewis through to the current crop of writers working in the city, the festival forges new connections and examines the themes of contemporary crime fiction through a series of thought-provoking author panels at the Britannia Royal Hotel.
A Saturday Day Pass provides access to all of our panel talks on 18 November, which are individually priced at £10. Please note, day passes do not grant access to the stage adaptation of Dark Winter or the film screenings.
SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES: HULL VS ICELAND
Nick Quantrill & David Mark vs. Lilja Siguroardottir & Quentin Bates. The panel look at the style, influence and distinctions and conflicts of Hull and Iceland as locations and inspirations for crime writing.
CRAPHOUSE TO POWERHOUSE: THE NORTH, CRIME FICTION AND POST-BREXIT BLUES
Danielle Ramsay, Jay Stringer, Luca Veste and Paul Finch discuss post-industrial crime fiction in the North and how the M62 draws a virtual line through the national crime fiction psyche.
INTO THE DARKNESS: THE NEW NOIR
As eras come and go and each generation defines itself by what came before. Jake Arnott, Emma Flint, Joseph Knox and Cathi Unsworth look at the challenges of writing contemporary noir fiction and the power of historical setting.
GET CARTER, TED LEWIS AND THE HARD-BOILING OF BRITISH CRIME FICTION
The panel, Howard Linskey, Russel McLean, Sean O’Brien, Andrew Spicer and Nick Triplow discuss the influences of American hardboiled writing in British crime fiction, and the part Ted Lewis played in establishing an authentic British tradition.
MARTINA COLE: A CRIME WRITING SILVER JUBILEE
The most borrowed author in prison libraries; the most shoplifted from British bookshops: best-selling Queen of British crime fiction, Martina Cole, celebrates the 25th anniversary of the publication of her first novel, Dangerous Lady, in the company of critic, author and crime fiction aficionado, Barry Forshaw.
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