Festival Bristol CrimeFest with Oliver Bottini, Simone Buchholz, Dirk Kurbjuweit and Andreas Pflüger

CrimeFest © CrimeFest

Thu, 17.05.2018 -
Sun, 20.05.2018

Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

The international Crime Fiction Convention

First organised in June 2008, CrimeFest is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. It has not only become one of the biggest crime fiction events in Europe, but is also one of the most popular dates in the international crime fiction calendar. CrimeFest draws top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers from around the world and gives delegates the opportunity to celebrate the genre in a friendly, informal and inclusive atmosphere.

Please find the CrimeFest programme here.

The Goethe-Institut London is delighted to be supporting the participation of the following authors from Germany in this year's programme:

Andreas Pflüger
FRIDAY 18 May 10:10am – 11:00am
Special (Dis?)Abilities, Track 1

Krimi Panel, Track 1
FRIDAY 18 May 1:40pm – 2:30pm
* Oliver Bottini
* Simone Buchholz
* Dirk Kurbjuweit
* Andreas Pflüger

Moderator: Kat Hall

Dirk Kurbjuweit
SATURDAY 19 May 10:10am – 11am
It’s All In The Mind: Psychology, Obsession and Paranoia, Track 3

Simone Buchholz
SATURDAY 19 May 1:40pm – 2:30pm
Gangsters & Villains: When You Write About The Other Side Of The Law, Track 3

Oliver Bottini
SUNDAY 20 May 11:50am – 12:40pm
Give Me A Break: Putting Characters Through The Mill, Track 2

Stefan Bläske © International Institute of Political Murder Oliver Bottini

was born in 1965. Four of his novels, including Zen and the Art of Murder and A Summer of Murder of the Black Forest Investigations have been awarded the Deutscher Krimipreis, Germany's most prestigious award for crime writing. In addition his novels have been awarded the Stuttgarter Krimipreis and the Berliner Krimipreis. DuMont published The Cold Dream in 2012. He lives in Berlin

Simone Buchholz © Achim Multhaupt / Suhrkamp verlag SIMONE BUCHHOLZ

was born in Hanau in 1972. She studied Philosophy and Literature, worked as a waitress and a columnist, and trained to be a journalist at the prestigious Henri-Nannen-School in Hamburg. In 2016, Simone Buchholz was awarded the Crime Cologne Award as well as the second Place of the German Crime Fiction Prize for Blue Night, which was number one on the KrimiZEIT Best of Crime List for months. She lives in Sankt Pauli, in the heart of Hamburg, with her husband and son.

Dirk Kurbjuweit © Maurice Weiss, Ostkreuz Dirk Kurbjuweit

is deputy editor-in-chief at German current affairs magazine Der Spiegel, where he has worked since 1999, and divides his time between Berlin and Hamburg. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the Egon Erwin Kisch Prize for journalism, and is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels, many of which, including Fear, have been adapted for film, television and radio in Germany. Fear is the first of his works to be translated into English.

Andreas Pflüger © Stefan Klüter / Suhrkamp Verlag Andreas Pflüger

was born 1957 and has lived in Berlin for many years. He is an author and one of the most renowned German scriptwriters. His award-winning works include The Ninth Day and Strajk, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, and over twenty crime scenes. His novels include In the Dark (2017).

Kat Hall Foto: Kat Hall © CrimeFest Kat Hall

is the editor of Crime Fiction in German: Der Krimi (2016), an Honorary Research Associate at Swansea University, and runs the Mrs. Peabody Investigates international crime fiction blog.

The Goethe-Institut London would like to specially thank Kat Hall for her continuing commitment to foster the German crime genre in the UK and for chairing the Krimi panel at Bristol CrimeFest.