Lectures & Literary past

Copenhagen Noir Book Discussion

Photo by the American-Scandinavian Foundation

TUE – 2-22-2011 – 6:30 PM

Joining Rome, Paris, Istanbul, London, and Dublin as European hosts for publisher Akashic’s Noir series, Copenhagen Noir features brand-new stories from a top-notch selection of Danish writers, with several Norwegian and Swedish writers also included. This volume definitively reveals why Scandinavian crime fiction has come to be so popular across the world. The panel includes Naja Marie Aidt, Danish lyricist and short story author, and Kristina Stoltz, writer, and is moderated by Hirsh Sawhney, associate editor at Wasafiri Magazine and contributing editor for The Brooklyn Rail.

Copenhagen Noir includes brand-new stories by Naja Marie Aidt, Jonas T. Bengtsson, Helle Helle, Christian Dorph, and Simon Pasternak, Susanne Staun, Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, Klaus Rifbjerg, Gretelise Holm, Georg Ursin, Kristian Lundberg, Kristina Stoltz, Seyit Öztürk, Benn Q. Holm, and Gunnar Staalesen.