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Iceland’s First Festival of Crime Fiction Opens

By Iceland Review

Iceland Noir, the country’s first festival of crime fiction, was launched today.

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Tonight’s schedule includes a crime reading evening with Ann Cleeves, Jorn Lier Horst, Quentin Bates and a number of Icelandic authors at 8 pm at Bast Reykjavík, Hverfisgata 20.

Tomorrow from 3:30 to 5 pm Úlfhildur Dagsdóttir from the Reykjavik City Library will lead guests through the narrow streets of downtown Reykjavik showing the sights and locations from Arnaldur Indriðason’s Reykjavík Murder Mysteries. Arnaldur is Iceland Noir’s Guest of Honor this year.

Later, Irish author William Ryan will hold a crime writing workshop at the Reykjavík City Library from 5 to 7:30 pm. The event is free but registration is required due to limited availability. Register at [email protected].

A number of panel discussions are among the events scheduled for Saturday.

The Guardian named the festival one of the best crime writing festivals in the world earlier this year.

Click here for full program details.


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