The 13th edition of the Festival organised by Ancres Noires (Black Anchor ) in Le Havre will host Illustrators, artists, actors, and French and international crime novelists, including Dominique Sylvain, Marcus Malte, Dominique Manotti, Gianni Biondillo (Italy), Karen Maitland (Great Britain) , Rafael Reig and Christina Fallaràs (Spain) , Nairi Nahapetian (Iran), Kishwar Desai (India) , David Coulon, Sandrine Colette, Dominique Chappey, Dominique Delahaye,, Thierry Marignac, Eric Maravelias, John Paul Halnaut, Jerome Leroy, Maurice Gouiran Emmanuel Grand , Laurence Biberfeld, Hervé Commère and Ian Manook.
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Karim Miské won the 2012 Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, France’s most prestigious award for Crime Fiction with Arab Jazz, his debut novel. Now released in the UK by Quercus, Arab Jazz, translated by Sam Gordon has won an English PEN award. Miské will present his book in the Crescents Art Centre on Tuesday, in partnership with No Alibis.
Here is a presentation of the author by his publisher :
Venue : Plassey House
10:00-11:00 Keynote Address: Professor Evelyne Keitel (TU Chemnitz, Germany):
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Does the word cloud above provide an answer to the question asked in the title of this post ? And is that of any use to anyone? The cloud is based on the titles from the 175 novels published in the crime series “The investigations of Commissaire San-Antonio”. Does is tell us something we did not know about San-Antonio ? And if we don’t know who San-Antonio is, or haven’t read his books does it help us forming a first impression? Does it allow us to find a way through his work? But maybe what we are being told here is not so much something about San-Antonio, but about distant reading. How do you go about with the material which raw (or refined) data gives you? How do you start building a narrative, and research questions around it? Continue reading
With thanks to Didier Poiret
In preparation for the San-Antonio International conference due to take place in Queen’s University, Belfast on the 15th-16th of May and which aims to look at, amongst other things, the international career of Frédéric Dard, aka San-Antonio, often considered France’s most quintessentially French writer (whatever that might mean), can you recognise the original books by Dard, under their Japanese covers ?
To see the programme of the Franco-Irish Festival taking place this week end, please click:
We’ll probably see some of you there !