Northern Irish crime writers Anthony Quinn and Brian McGilloway will converse with crime fiction scholar and writer Andrew Pepper about the theme: “Border? What Border?: Irish crime fiction and Brexit”. The centrality of Northern Ireland in the ongoing negotiations will be an opportunity to test the ability of crime fiction to become a vehicle for representing and understanding the dramatic challenges currently faced by the European Union.
Thursday, March 21, 6:00 pm,
Peter Froggatt Centre, Queen’s University, Belfast,
Lecture Theater 02/011
All Welcome !
8-10 March 2019
Europa Hotel, Belfast
For full programme details visit: http://www.noireland.com
Some of the highlights include bestselling crime novelist Ann Cleeves, the creator of Vera and Shetland television series. Belinda Bauer whose bestselling Snap was nominated for the 2017 Booker Prize. Number one bestseller Stuart MacBride; the multi award-winning Denise Mina; Belfast’s own CWA Gold Dagger winner Steve Cavanagh and the team from RTE television’s hit series Love/Hate and Taken Down.
Call for papers
Producers, distributors and audiences of European crime narratives
30 September to October 2 2019
Unique in its kind in Paris (and the world) our partner the BILIPO, in the Latin Quarter, is a public library devoted entirely to Crime and spy literature.
Check the BILIPO webpage on the portal of Paris Libraries
See also: https://bradspurgeon.com/articles-as-opposed-to-posts/bilipo-the-crime-fiction-library-of-paris/
The publication, last year, of the fourth and final book in Caimh McDonnell’s Dublin “trilogy” (!) is an invitation to (re-) discover this recent series of Irish crime novels:
A Man With One of Those Faces (The Dublin Trilogy Book 1), McFori Ink, 2016
The Day That Never Comes (The Dublin Trilogy Book 2), McFori Ink, 2017
Angels in the Moonlight (The Dublin Trilogy Prequel, Book 0), McFori Ink, 2017
Last Orders (The Dublin Trilogy Book 3), McFori Ink, 2018
A brilliant example of the “delicate infractions” characteristic of Crime Fiction’s tendency (according to Borges) to blur generic demarcations, this series could aptly be described as “Craic Noir”. It has justly been praised both for bringing Irish Noir to an entirely new level of humor, and for putting some Dublin “craic” in the crime genre.
The author is the award-winning stand-up comedian and TV writer Caimh McDonnell : check his Official website here : WhiteHairedIrishman.com
Here is the blurb from the second book in the series, The Day That Never Comes:
Remember those people that destroyed the economy and then cruised off on their yachts? Well guess what – someone is killing them. Dublin is in the middle of a heat wave and tempers are running high. The Celtic Tiger is well and truly dead, activists have taken over the headquarters of a failed bank, the trial of three unscrupulous property developers teeters on the brink of collapse, and in the midst of all this, along comes a mysterious organisation hell-bent on exacting bloody vengeance in the name of the little guy. Paul Mulchrone doesn’t care about any of this; he has problems of his own. His newly established detective agency is about to be DOA. One of his partners won’t talk to him for very good reasons and the other has seemingly disappeared off the face of the earth for no reason at all. Can he hold it together long enough to figure out what Bunny McGarry’s colourful past has to do with his present absence? When the law and justice no longer mean the same thing, on which side will you stand? The Day That Never Comes is the second book in Caimh McDonnell’s Dublin Trilogy, which melds fast-paced action with a distinctly Irish acerbic wit.
Queen’s University Belfast – School of Arts, English and Languages
The Research Fellow will be an active member of the European-funded project “DETECt: Detecting Transcultural Identity in European Popular Crime Narratives”, by assisting in the development of research proposals and the planning and delivery of the research activity within a specified area so that the overall research objectives of the project/school are met.
The successful candidate will form part of a cross-disciplinary research team working with staff in Film, English, French and Geography.
The post relates primarily to the Work Packages “Creative Industries” and “Creative Audiences”, one of eight sections of the project, specifically focusing on the study of the production, distribution and consumption practices of European crime narratives in the fields of the film and television industries. Continue reading
Murder One Crime-Writing Festival,
Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin
November 2nd – 4th.
Lynda La Plante and Michael Connelly, Declan Burke and Declan Hughes, Niamh O’Connor, Liz Nugent and Jane Casey, Anthony Quinn, Val McDermid, Peter James, Marc Billingham and many more Irish and international crime fiction authors are all scheduled to feature at this three-day festival. For more information and to see the programme, please visit the Festival Website http://www.murderone.ie/