The North East’s only book festival devoted exclusively to crime fiction brings together bestselling crime writers and the new ones to watch. The line-up has always been international and this year, for the first time, authors from Germany have been invited. It all happens at the Lit & Phil’s historic 1825 building, where the Festival is now an established part of their busy events programme.
Panel 6: German Noir, Saturday 29. April, 6.30pm–7.30pm
with Elisabeth Herrmann, Cay Rademacher and Wulf Dorn.
Chaired by Kat Hall.
In England, Elisabeth Herrmann
is a new voice in crime fiction. Her novels have captivated German readers since the publication of The Sitter
in 2005 and have reached a broader audience with the subsequent adaptation into TV movies of The Sitter
and The Cleaner
is the author of several crime novels including the trilogy featuring Oberinspektor Frank Stave
, who is fighting crime in the ruins of 1940s British-occupied Hamburg. Many of Cay’s books are available in English. His latest work A Provence Mystery
will be available in September 2017.
+ + + Due to unforeseen circumstances, Sascha Arango is unfortunately not able to participate in the event + + +
's first novel Trigger
became an international bestseller. Since then he has published six more novels that have been translated into ten languages. He has won numerous awards, including the French Prix Polar for Best International Author. Wulf has also translated texts by David Bowie, David Lynch and Francis Ford Coppola.
is one of Germany’s most prominent screenplay writers and a two-time winner of the Grimme prize for his work on Tatort
. His first novel The Truth and Other Lies
was published in 2015.
The Goethe-Institut London is delighted to be supporting the German authors Elisabeth Herrmann, Cay Rademacher and Wulf Dorn at Newcastle Noir 2017.
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is the editor of Crime Fiction in German: Der Krimi (2016). She is also a crime fiction reviewer at ‘The Mrs Peabody investigates’ blog.