Iceland Noir

REYKJAVIK 17 - 20 NOVEMBER 2016

Thursday 17th November

1500

Registration and welcome coffee at the Nordic House

 

1600

New Blood in Iceland's Crime Fiction

Ingvi Thór Kormáksson, Hildur Sif Thorarensen, Kristján Atli Ragnarsson and Óskar Guðmundsson, moderated by Quentin Bates.

 

1730

Reception at the Reykjavík City Hall (in association with the University of Iceland, Reykjavík Unesco City of Literature and the British Embassy in Iceland), keynote speech by Val McDermid

 

2000

The Icelandic Crime Syndicate’s crime-reading night at Sólon, with readings in Icelandic.

 

1700-1900

William Ryan will be running a crimewriting workshop at Kópavogur library. Details can be found here.

 

Friday 18th November

 

0900

Emotional Rescue - Passion, Sorrow, Regret, Love and How to Use Them, moderated by Craig Sisterton

Stacia Seaman, Michael Grothaus, Alison Baillie and Alexandra Sokoloff

 

1000

Heroes, Heroines and Villains, moderated by William Ryan

Jessie Crockett Estevao, Helen Cadbury and Thorvaldur David Kristjansson

 

1100

Crime fiction as Social Commentary, moderated by David Swatling

Barbara Nadel, Sverrir Berg, Helen Cadbury and Valentina Giambanco

 

1300

Small Town Skulduggery, moderated by Katrín Jakobsdóttir

Ragnar Jónasson, SJI Holliday and Ann Cleeves

 

1400

Darkness – What Frightens You? moderated by Michael Ridpath

Ævar Örn Jósepsson, Thomas Enger, AK Benedict and Grant Nicol

 

1500

Dangerous Nordic Women, moderated by Jacky Collins

Kati Hiekkapelto, Sara Blædel, Jónína Leósdóttir and Sólveig Pálsdóttir

 

1600

Skeletons in the Closet - Family Secrets, moderated by Jake Kerridge

Susan Moody, Sarah Ward, Amanda Jennings and Alex Gray

 

1715

The Reykjavík Crimewalk, leaving the Nordic House and ending at Iða Zimsen in downtown Reykjavík, stopping off at criminally significant points along the way with authors reading from their work at each stop.

 

 

Saturday 19th November

 

0900

Strange Places, moderated by Andy Lawrence

Wiliam Ryan, Barbara Nadel, Stacy Allen and Steph Broadribb

 

1000

Taking Liberties with History, moderated by Marsali Taylor

Michael Ridpath, Jeffrey Siger, Annamaria Alfieri and John Lawton

 

1100

Coldscape, moderated by William Ryan

Leena Lehtolainen, James Oswald, Nina von Staffeldt and Marsali Taylor

 

1300

Iceland Noir’s Nordic Crime Fiction Stars, moderated by Katrín Jakobsdóttir

Val McDermid, Sara Blædel, Leena Lehtolainen and Ann Cleeves

This panel takes place at the Harpa Concert Hall (a 10-minute walk from the Nordic House) and is held in association with the Reykjavík Unesco City of Literature.

 

1430

Tension - Make Your Reader Sweat, moderated by Jake Kerridge

Zoë Sharp, John Gilstrap, Mark Dapin and Mark Hill

 

1530

Queer Crime, moderated by Jacky Collins

Lilja Sigurðardóttir, Mari Hannah, David Swatling, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Val McDermid

 

1630

The IcePick Panel with nominees for the 2016 Icepick Award for crime fiction in translation into Icelandic, moderated by Eliza Reid

 

1730

The ****ing Swearing Panel,  moderated by Grant Nicol

Val McDermid, JS Law, Craig Robertson and Derek Farrell

 

 

2000

The Iceland Noir dinner at Hotel Borg (Registration required)

Toastmaster, Stefán Eiríksson

Quizmaster, Ævar Örn Jósepsson

 

Sunday 20th November

0900 The mystery wilderness tour, organised by All-Iceland, registration required

Alternatively, and weather permitting,

0800 The Siglufjörður Experience with Ragnar Jónasson, a one-day trip to Ari Thór territory in the north of Iceland organised by All-Iceland, registration required, please contact Jórunn <jorunn@all-iceland.co.uk>at All-Iceland for details.