Day: October 28, 2014

Garrett Carr’s “The Map of Connections”



Garrett Carr is a writer who has also brought map-making into his work, creating new maps of Ireland’s border. In the conference “The Territorialisation of Crime fiction” (QUB, June 13-14, 2014) he discussed “The Map of Connections”. This is a map of unofficial crossings that he found when exploring the border: footbridges, stepping-stones, paths and lanes. Some may have been used for smuggling, or perhaps just visiting neighbours. None had been mapped before. The Map of Connections charts 77 in total.

Carr has curated Mapping Alternative Ulster, a show of individually created maps by other practitioners as well as himself. It ran in the Ulster Museum during 2014 and will tour to other venues during 2015.


James Ellroy comes to Queen’s University 7th November, 2014

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No Alibis Bookstore is very pleased to invite you to an evening with James Ellroy, to celebrate the launch of his latest novel PERFIDIA, on Friday 7th November at 7:30PM. This event will take place in the Elmwood Hall, Queen’s University Belfast. Tickets, priced £7 (£5 concession) are now available from No Alibis Bookstore, or through PayPal.



New Series Crime Uncovered, Intellect Books

Intellect is currently looking for chapter contributions to The Detective, one of the first titles in  a new book series examining character types in crime fiction. The Detective, edited by Barry Forshaw (author of Death in a Cold Climate [Palgrave Macmillan] and editor of British Crime Writing [Harcourt]), is an examination – and celebration – of the police detective throughout the long history of crime literature, TV and film, and will be looking to identify the individual  characteristics that define these much loved characters and discuss how they relate to their  surroundings, country and class – and the criminals they relentlessly pursue.

See the complete Call for Chapters here.