In Iceland Nov 16–18, 2018

Iceland’s Acclaimed Crime Fiction Festival Returns to Reykjavik!

Crime fiction fans will gather at Iceland Noir for writing workshops, discussions and more.

Iceland’s crime fiction festival, Iceland Noir, returns to Reykjavik from November 16-18, 2018. The festival originated in 2013 by acclaimed Icelandic crime fiction writers Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Ragnar Jónasson and Quentin Batesf. The first Iceland Noir event lasted only one day and took place in the Nordic House in Reykjavik. After a successful launch, the festival appeared again the following year in 2014 and has become a staple in Icelandic fictional literature ever since.

Iceland Noir 2018 will take place in the Iðnó theater, a cultural center inside a classic 19th century building located in the heart of downtown Reykjavik. The festival includes crime-writing workshops, multiple panels with authors in conversation (including Iceland’s First Lady, Eliza Reid!), and cocktail hours. To close the festival, guests are invited to take part in the mystery bus tour, an unprecedented tour which will stop by various Icelandic towns, giving participants the chance to indulge in culture and view beautiful Icelandic landscapes.

The festival guests of honor include voices from all over the world such as Eliza Reid, Hugh Fraser, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Mark Billingham, Shari Lapena and Sjón. Click here for the full list of attending authors. You can also view the full festival agenda here and register for the event here.

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