8 March 2015

Shetland Noir: island gets first crime festival

Shetland Noir
13-15 November 2015
Mareel, Shetland, UK

Shetland Noir is the islands’ first crime writing festival which is held in association with Iceland Noir. The event aims to celebrate crime writing by bringing writers and readers together.

The authors will include Scandinavian writers Arne Dahl, Håkan Nesser and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir. There’s also a strong Scottish presence from authors including Stuart Macbride, Denise Mina, Alex Gray and Ann Cleeves.

The islands have already been recognised as a setting for a Nordic crime thriller – Ann Cleeves’s sequence of six murder mysteries featuring detective Jimmy Perez is now a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall.

Shetland Noir will be held in Mareel, the UK’s most northerly music, cinema and creative industries centre. The programme will be packed with workshops, readings and Q&A sessions, tours and much more.