Thursday, 3 May 2018

The blurred lines of Fact/Fiction

In Daniel James we have more emerging North East talent for Newcastle Noir 2018. His work challenges our understanding of the crime genre and takes us on a mysterious journey to uncover the identity of an enigma. Daniel also plays with the notion of the author's identity in the creative process.

For more information about Daniel go to Authors 2018.

Big Twists, Little Tales

The crime genre is so flexible, lending itself to so many different deliciously devious forms. Carol Walker and Jessica Fairfax are two emerging North East authors who have explored crime writing through the short story to produce a fabulous volume of intriguing tales of mayhem and mystery. We're thrilled to have them as part of Newcastle Noir 2018.

As well as collaborating on various projects, including their Big Twists Little Tales anthology, they also write independently and are currently working their first novels. Jessica is writing a crime thriller with a paranormal sub plot and Carol is working on her crime novel with psychological undertones.

While writing their novels Carol and Jessica are never far apart. They find time spent together is invaluable. In discussing ideas, plotting and planning or writing, two heads are always better than one, providing a personal sounding board for each other - with their bestie by their side.

For more details on Carol and Jessica go to Authors 2018

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Gothic Noir

We first heard Sandra Ireland read at Noir@theBar Edinburgh and right there we knew we had to invite her to Newcastle Noir. Her writing is creepy & captivating with a glorious sinister edge.

For more information about Sandra go to Authors 2018

Fringe benefits at Newcastle Noir

At Newcastle Noir we love discovering new crime writing talent and all the more so if that author just happens to be local. Richard Rippon will be appearing on the Kaleidoscope of Crime Fringe Event on Thursday 3rd May.

For more information on Richard go to Authors 2018

Monday, 30 April 2018

Golden Age Delights

Joining Frances Brody at the Tuesday 1st May NN Fringe Event is Fiona Veitch Smith, author of the Poppy Denby Investigates books – murder mysteries set in the 1920s.

For more information about Fiona go to Authors 2018.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Revisioning the Genre

At Newcastle Noir we’re always on the lookout for authors who are doing something new with this most beloved of genres. So imagine our joy when we came across Matt Wesolowski’s writing and so close to home.

Matt’s joining Mari Hannah & LJ Ross on the Northumberland Noir panel and to find out more about him got to Authors 2018.

Big Wilma comes to The Toon

Every so often a crime writer creates a character that leaves such a significant impression on the reader that they’re left wanting more. This is the effect that debut author Claire MacLeary’s Big Wilma has had on us at Newcastle Noir.

For more information about Claire go to Authors 2018.

New to Newcastle Noir

A first-time author at Newcastle Noir, we welcome Louise Voss to this year’s festival. Louise has extensive experience in writing and publishing and we’re very much looking forward to hearing about her latest publication The Old You.

For more information about Louise go to Authors 2018.

Gripping crime fiction writing!

Newcastle Noir is honoured to welcome back Eva Dolan, author of one the most critically acclaimed crime thriller of 2018 This Is How It Ends. Eva will be appearing on the GripLit panel discussing her most recent publication and writing the psychological thriller.

For more information on Eva got to Authors 2018.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Faultless Tartan Noir

It just wouldn’t be the same without those Scottish crime writers who bring a certain something to the festival. In Doug Johnstone we must be welcoming one of the most multitalented authors to be found North o’ the Border.

We’re thrilled to say that not only will he be appearing on the Hot off the Press panel, but he’ll also be playing with the Fun Loving Crime Writers at gig that will close Newcastle Noir.

To find out more about Doug go to Authors 2018