Meet the Author: Crime fiction writer Simone Buchholz

Simone Buchholz Photo (extract): Gerald von Foris

Tue, 10.12.2019

Goethe-Institut Glasgow

3 Park Circus
G3 6AX Glasgow

Join us for an evening with Simone Buchholz, multi-award winning German crime fiction author, chaired by Graeme Macrae Burnet.

Currently on a research mission for a new novel set in Glasgow, Simone will talk about her books, the special challenges of writing a fiction series, feminism in crime writing and the importance of being translated into the languages of our European neighbours.

Simone Buchholz was born in Hanau in 1972. At university, 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, and second place in the German Crime Fiction Prize, for Blue Night, which was number one on the KrimiZEIT Best of Crime List for months. The next in the Chastity Riley series, Beton Rouge, won the Radio Bremen Crime Fiction Award and Best Economic Crime Novel 2017. She lives in Sankt Pauli, in the heart of Hamburg, with her husband and son.

Graeme Macrae Burnet is the the author of three novels, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau, the Man Booker shortlisted His Bloody Project, and The Accident on the A35. His Bloody Project is to be published in over 20 languages including German, Russian, Chinese, French, Spanish, Farsi and Estonian. Graeme was born in Kilmarnock in Scotland and now lives in Glasgow.

Graeme about Simone:
"I'm delighted to be hosting this event with Simone Buchholz at the Goethe Institute. Simone is a writer of genuine originality and brilliance. Her prose crackles with invention and her characters have real depth and soul. She's also one of the most passionate and engaging speakers I've heard in a long time. I've no doubt this will be a very lively and entertaining evening."

This event forms part of our regular series German Book Club.

The book club is currently reading 'Blaue Nacht' by Simone Buchholz and will meet at 6.30pm in the library for a short preliminary discussion of the book in German.


Participation is free of charge. You can register via Eventbrite, but it is not essential to do so.

Event-Series: Buchclub

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